Towards Quantifying the Completeness of BDI Goals


Thangarajah, J., Harland, J., Morley, D. N., & Yorke-Smith, N. (2014, 5-9 May). Towards quantifying the completeness of BDI goals. Paper presented at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’14), Paris, France.


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.

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