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Sociological Agents for Effective Social Action
d'Inverno, Mark and Luck, Michael (2000) Sociological Agents for Effective Social Action. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS 2000).
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This paper is concerned with the problem of how effective social interaction arises from individual social action and mind. The need to study the individual social mind, suggests a move towards the notion of sociological agents who can model their social environment as opposed to acting socially within it. This does not constrain such social behaviour; on the contrary, we argue that it provides the requisite information and understanding for such behaviour to be effective. We argue that effective social agents must be sociological in modelling agents and agent relationships. In this paper, we show how an existing agent framework leads naturally to the enumeration of a map of inter-agent relationships that can be modelled and exploited by sociological agents to enable more effective operation.
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