Extended logic programming applied to the specification of multi-agent systems and their computing environments

By Neves, Jose; Machado, Jose; Analide, Cesar; Novais, Paulo; Abelha, Antonio

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Processing Systems, ICIPS

1998

Abstract

In this work it is presented a logical framework to model some aspects of contextuality; i.e. generating contexts in a multi-context setting. Following the existing work on Extended Logic Programming and Multi-Agent Systems, a contextual reasoning procedure for a particular class of multi-context systems, the law ones, is proposed based on the Grice's maxims, which in turn are used to support a larger set of contexts by combining contexts into compound structures, thus defining a logic of contexts. The notion of compound contexts reflects the beliefs, desires, intentions and obligations, among others, that depend on the problem, leading to a variety of dynamic context formations. In its applied form, it will be considered the Portuguese Public Prosecution Service, which is the state body entrusted with representing the state, bringing criminal cases to court, defending democratic legality, and any other interests that The Law determines.

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