Amalgam-Based Reuse for Multiagent Case-Based Reasoning
Different agents in a multiagent system might have different solution quality or preference criteria. Therefore, when solving problems collaboratively using CBR, case reuse must take this into account. In this paper we propose ABARC, a model for multiagent case reuse, which divides case reuse in two stages: individual reuse, where agents generate full solutions internally, and multiagent reuse, where agents engage in a deliberation process in order to reach an agreement on a final solution. Specifically, ABARC is based on the idea of amalgam, which is a way to generate solutions by combining multiple solutions into one. We illustrate ABARC in the domain of interior room design.
KeywordsUtility Function Multiagent System Inductive Logic Programming Deliberation Process Subsumption Relation
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