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Document-Name:  fki-244-01.ps.gz
Title:		Interaction frames for artificial agents
Authors:	Michael Rovatsos 
Revision-Date:	February 2001
Category:	Technical Report (Forschungsberichte Künstliche Intelligenz)
Abstract:	This paper introduces interaction frames as a novel method 
                of ``socially informed'' reasoning in multiagent systems. 
                We show that interactionist sociological theories provide 
                valuable concepts and methods when it comes to modelling 
                the ``social level of representation'' in artificial 
                intelligence by operationalising ``frames'' as a generic 
                data structure that can be used to capture interaction 
                knowledge and by presenting a ``framing'' agent architecture 
                that is based on interaction frames. We claim that, although 
                further steps are necessary in order to develop actual 
	        implementations out of this abstract architecture, it provides
                an interesting perspective for a new kind of ``socially 
                autonomous'' agent-based systems.
Keywords:	agents, sociology, interactionism, frames, architecture
SIZE:		35 pages
Language:	English
ISSN:		0941-6358
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Matthias Nickles