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Speech-act Based Communication Protocol To Support Multi-agent Co-operative Design Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930092

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,655 kb

Author(s)

A. Taleb-Bendiab & V. Oh

Abstract

Speech-act based communication protocol to support multi-agent co-operative design systems A. Taleb-Bendiab* & V. Oh& * Mechanical Engineering Department, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester ' Engineering Design Center, Lancaster University, Lancaster LAI ^KR, UK ABSTRACT Present-day engineering design activities generally involve cooperation between specialists from various domains. The demands placed on the design of future generation expert systems to reflect this multi-disciplinary interaction of specialists require that the systems embed a model of cooperative design. Crucial to this cooperative design model is the communication dimension. This paper aims to present the application of speech-act theory to the implementation of a communication component forming part of a cooperative design model for an implemented expert system called System for Improving Mechanical Assembly Design (SIMAD). INTRODUCTION To handle the growing marke

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