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Abstract

Belief merging has been an active research field with many important applications. Many approaches for belief merging have been proposed, but these approaches only take the belief bases as inputs without the adequate attention to the role of agents, who provide the belief bases, thus the results achieved are merely ideal and difficult to apply in the multi-agent systems. In this paper, we present a merging approach based on the negotiation techniques. A new model is proposed in which agents gradually build their common belief base from the beliefs that they provide in each round of negotiation. A set of postulates is also introduced to characterize the logical properties of the merging results.

Keywords

Belief merging Belief Negotiation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trong Hieu Tran
    • 1
  • Quoc Bao Vo
    • 1
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Swinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia

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