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An AgentSpeak Meta-interpreter and Its Applications

  • Michael Winikoff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3862)

Abstract

A meta-interpreter for a language can provide an easy way of experimenting with modifications or extensions to a language. We give a meta-interpreter for the AgentSpeak language, prove its correctness, and show how the meta-interpreter can be used to extend the AgentSpeak language and to add features to the implementation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Winikoff
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  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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