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Bosse, Tibor and Treur, Jan (2006). 'Formal Interpretation of a Multi-Agent Society As a Single Agent'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(2)6 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/2/6.html>.

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@article{bosse2006,
title = {Formal Interpretation of a Multi-Agent Society As a Single Agent},
author = {Bosse, Tibor and Treur, Jan},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {9},
number = {2},
pages = {6},
year = {2006},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/2/6.html},
keywords = {Collective Intelligence, Simulation, Logical Formalisation, Single Vs. Multi-Agent Behaviour},
abstract = {In this paper the question is addressed to what extent the collective processes in a multi-agent society can be interpreted as single agent processes. This question is answered by formal analysis and simulation. It is shown for an example process how it can be conceptualised, formalised and simulated in two different manners: from a single agent (or cognitive) and from a multi-agent (or social) perspective. Moreover, it is shown how an ontological mapping can be formally defined between the two formalisations, and how this mapping can be extended to a mapping of dynamic properties. Thus it is shown how collective behaviour can be interpreted in a formal manner as single agent behaviour.},
}

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TI - Formal Interpretation of a Multi-Agent Society As a Single Agent
AU - Bosse, Tibor
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Y1 - 2006/03/31
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 9
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SP - 6
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KW - Collective Intelligence
KW - Simulation
KW - Logical Formalisation
KW - Single Vs. Multi-Agent Behaviour
N2 - In this paper the question is addressed to what extent the collective processes in a multi-agent society can be interpreted as single agent processes. This question is answered by formal analysis and simulation. It is shown for an example process how it can be conceptualised, formalised and simulated in two different manners: from a single agent (or cognitive) and from a multi-agent (or social) perspective. Moreover, it is shown how an ontological mapping can be formally defined between the two formalisations, and how this mapping can be extended to a mapping of dynamic properties. Thus it is shown how collective behaviour can be interpreted in a formal manner as single agent behaviour.
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