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Multilogue planning

In Section 3.4.10 an outline was given to extend the planner to deal with dialogues between three or more speakers. The design changes were minimal, requiring little more than the use of a tree-shaped, rather than a linear nested belief model, and the assumption of round-robin turn-taking. Multilogue planning would be particularly suitable for negotiations in cooperative planning problems. For example, a task allocation problem might require bids from a number of agents, who as part of their bid, inform the task owner of beliefs about their capabilities and resource states. For example, the head chef might ask all the other cooks, "Does anyone know how to peel potatoes?", before deciding who will make the main course and who will make the dessert.

bmceleney 2006-12-19