MAPa: a Language for Modelling Conversations in Agent Environments

  • María Adela Grando
  • Christopher D. Walton
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 35)


In this paper we present the MAP a language for expressing dialogues in multiagent systems. This is accomplished by defining patterns of communication between groups of agents, expressed by protocols. Our language is directly implementable and allows to specify the connection between communication and knowledge management in a way that is independent of the specific reasoning techniques used. Here we introduce MAP a formal syntax and we point out added features with respect to its predecessor, the MAP language.


Multiagent System Decision Procedure Mathematical Linguistics Electronic Institution Role Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Adela Grando
    • 1
  • Christopher D. Walton
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Group on Mathematical LinguisticsRovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Centre for Intelligent Systems and their ApplicationsSchool of Informatics, University of EdinburghUK

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