Towards quantifying the completeness of BDI goals

John Thangarajah, James Harland, David N. Morley, Neil Yorke-Smith

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Often, such as in the presence of conflicts, an agent must choose between multiple intentions. The level of completeness of the intentions can be a factor in this deliberation. We sketch a pragmatic but principled mechanism for quantifying the level of completeness of goals in a Belief-Desire-Intention-like agent. Our approach leverages previous work on resource and effects summarization but we go beyond by accommodating both dynamic resource summaries and goal effects, while also allowing a non-binary quantification of goal completeness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781634391313
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAAMAS 2014: 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20149 May 2014
Conference number: 13


ConferenceAAMAS 2014


  • Goal reasoning
  • Partial completeness
  • Resource summaries

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