Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Volume I

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Author: Michael Huhns
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137591

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Distributed Artificial Intelligence presents a collection of papers describing the state of research in distributed artificial intelligence (DAI). DAI is concerned with the cooperative solution of problems by a decentralized group of agents. The agents may range from simple processing elements to complex entities exhibiting rational behavior. The book is organized into three parts. Part I addresses ways to develop control abstractions that efficiently guide problem-solving; communication abstractions that yield cooperation; and description abstractions that result in effective organizational structure. Part II describes architectures for developing and testing DAI systems. Part III discusses applications of DAI in manufacturing, office automation, and man-machine interactions. This book is intended for researchers, system developers, and students in artificial intelligence and related disciplines. It can also be used as a reference for students and researchers in other disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy, robotics, and distributed computing, who wish to understand the issues of DAI.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Part I: Theoretical Issues

    Chapter 1 Decision Procedures

    Chapter 2 Cooperation Through Communication in a Distributed Problem Solving Network

    Chapter 3 Instantiating Descriptions of Organizational Structures

    Part II: Architectures and Languages

    Chapter 4 The Architecture of the Agora Environment

    Chapter 5 MACE: A Flexible Testbed for Distributed AI Research

    Chapter 6 AF: A Framework for Real-Time Distributed Cooperative Problem Solving

    Chapter 7 A Connectionist Encoding of Semantic Networks

    Chapter 8 Semi-Applicative Programming: Examples of Context Free Recognizers

    Part III: Applications and Examples

    Chapter 9 DAI for Document Retrieval: The MINDS Project

    Chapter 10 Manufacturing Experience with the Contract Net

    Chapter 11 Participant Systems

    Chapter 12 Distributed Artificial Intelligence: An Annotated Bibliography

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137591

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