Internal Agent Architecture for Norm Identification

  • Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
  • Stephen Cranefield
  • Maryam A. Purvis
  • Martin K. Purvis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6069)


Most works on norms in the multi-agent systems field have concentrated on how norms can be applied to regulate behaviour in agent societies using a top-down approach. In this work, we describe the internal architecture of an agent which identifies what the norm of a society is using a bottom-up approach. The agents infer norms without the norms being given to them explicitly. We demonstrate how the norm associated with using a park can be inferred by an agent using the proposed architecture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
    • 1
  • Stephen Cranefield
    • 1
  • Maryam A. Purvis
    • 1
  • Martin K. Purvis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of Otago, DunedinDunedinNew Zealand

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