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A rational goal-seeking agent using conceptual graphs

Mann, G.A. (1994) A rational goal-seeking agent using conceptual graphs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 835 . pp. 113-126.

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A goal-seeking, satisficing, rational agent using conceptual graphs is described. A particular theoretical stance on the use of case roles has enabled goals, observations, actions and surface-level language parses to be represented in a common conceptual form, permitting fruitful interactions. The agent is demonstrated to be capable of choosing from its repertoire only those actions which are likely to satisfy its goals and which are appropriate with respect to its observations of the world. A detailed action specification, instantiated with local detail from world observations, is activated and an appropriately parameterised demon is called. The ability to use natural language parses to inform action specification is being added. The agent is being developed to serve a natural language understanding navigation system capable of obeying human instructions to traverse maps of the physical world.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright: 1994 Springer-Verlag
Other Information: Book title: Conceptual Structures: Current Practices: Second International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS'94 College Park, Maryland, USA August 16–20, 1994 Proceedings
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