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Distributed Artificial Intelligence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780934613385, 9780323137591

Distributed Artificial Intelligence

1st Edition

Volume I

Author: Michael Huhns
eBook ISBN: 9780323137591
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 390
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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


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


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1st January 1987
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