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A Dialogical Model for Collaborative Decision Making Based on Compromises

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In this paper, we deal with group decision making and propose a model of dialogue among agents that have different knowledge and preferences, but are willing to compromise in order to collaboratively reach a common decision. Agents participating in the dialogue use internal reasoning to resolve conflicts emerging in their knowledge during communication and to reach a decision that requires the least compromises. Our approach has significant potential, as it may allow targeted knowledge exchange, partial disclosure of information and efficient or informed decision-making depending on the topic of the agents’ discussion.

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This work was partially funded from the Slovak–Greek bilateral project “Multi-context Reasoning in Heterogeneous environments”, registered on the Slovak side under no. SK-GR-0070-11 with the APVV agency and co-financed by the Greek General Secretariat of Science and Technology and the EU. It was further supported by the Slovak national VEGA project no. 1/1333/12. Martin Baláž and Martin Homola are also supported by APVV project no. APVV-0513-10.

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Zografistou, D. et al. (2015). A Dialogical Model for Collaborative Decision Making Based on Compromises. In: Bulling, N. (eds) Multi-Agent Systems. EUMAS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 8953. Springer, Cham.

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