Meta-reasoning for Agents’ Private Knowledge Detection

  • Jan Tožička
  • Jaroslav Bárta
  • Michal Pěchouček
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2782)

Abstract

Agent’s meta-reasoning is a computational process that implements agent’s capability to reason on a higher level about another agent or a community of agents. There is a potential for meta-reasoning in multi-agent systems. Meta-reasoning can be used for reconstructing agents’ private knowledge, their mental states and for prediction of their future courses of action. Meta-agents should have the capability to reason about incomplete or imprecise information. Unlike the ordinary agents, the meta-agent may contemplate about the community of agents as a whole. This contribution presents application of the meta-reasoning process for the agent’s private knowledge detection within the multi-agent system for planning of humanitarian relief operations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Tožička
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Bárta
    • 2
  • Michal Pěchouček
    • 1
  1. 1.Gerstner LaboratoryCzech Technical University in Prague 
  2. 2.Center of Applied CyberneticsCzech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 2Prague 6Czech Republic

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