Reasoning about Agents in the KARO Framework

Hustadt, U., Dixon, C., Schmidt, R. A., Fisher, M., Meyer, J.-J. and van der Hoek, W. (2001)

In Bettini, C. and Montanari, A. (eds), Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoing (TIME'2001). IEEE Computer Society, 206-213. BiBTeX.

This paper proposes two methods for realising automated reasoning about agent-based systems. The framework for modelling intelligent agent behaviour that we focus on is a core of KARO logic, an expressive combination of various modal logics including propositional dynamic logic, a modal logic of knowledge, a modal logic of wishes, and additional non-standard operators. The first method we present is based on a translation of core KARO logic to first-order logic combined with first-order resolution. The second method uses an embedding of core KARO logic into a combination of branching-time temporal logic CTL and multi-modal S5 plus a clausal resolution calculus for these combined logics. We discuss the advantages and shortcomings of each approach and suggest ways to extend each variant to cover more of the KARO framework.

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