A Dynamic Logic Programming Based System for Agents with Declarative Goals

  • Vivek Nigam
  • João Leite
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4327)

Abstract

Goals are used to define the behavior of (pro-active) agents. It is our view that the goals of an agent can be seen as a knowledge base of the situations that it wants to achieve. It is therefore in a natural way that we use Dynamic Logic Programming (DLP), an extension of Answer-Set Programming that allows for the representation of knowledge that changes with time, to represent the goals of the agent and their evolution, in a simple, declarative, fashion. In this paper, we represent agent’s goals as a DLP, discuss and show how to represent some situations where the agent should adopt or drop goals, and investigate some properties that emerge from using such representation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek Nigam
    • 1
  • João Leite
    • 1
  1. 1.CENTRIA, New University of LisbonPortugal

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