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Dynamic Social Knowledge: A Comparative Evaluation

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This paper presents a comparative evaluation of the Contract Net Protocol, the Coalition Based on Dependence and the Dynamic So- cial Knowledge multi-agent systems cooperation strategies. This evalu- ation focuses on the number of exchanged messages in the cooperation process.


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  • Multi-Agent Cooperation.

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Loureiro da Costa, A., Bittencourt, G. (2000). Dynamic Social Knowledge: A Comparative Evaluation. In: Monard, M.C., Sichman, J.S. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence. IBERAMIA SBIA 2000 2000. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 1952. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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