Representational Content and the Reciprocal Interplay of Agent and Environment

T. Bosse, C.M. Jonker, J. Treur

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Abstract

Declarative modelling approaches in principle assume a notion of representation or representational content for the modelling concepts. The notion of representational content as discussed in literature in cognitive science and philosophy of mind shows complications as soon as agent and environment have an intense reciprocal interaction. In such cases an internal agent state is affected by the way in which internal and external aspects are interwoven during (ongoing) interaction. In this paper it is shown that the classical correlational approach to representational content is not applicable, but the temporal-interactivist approach is. As this approach involves more complex temporal relationships, formalisation was used to define specifications of the representational content more precisely. These specifications have been validated by automatically checking them on traces generated by a simulation model. More-over, by mathematical proof it was shown how these specifications are entailed by the basic local properties. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeclarative Agent Languages and Technologies II. DALT 2004.
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages270-288
Number of pages19
Volume3476
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31927-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-26172-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2nd International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies II, DALT 2004 - New York, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200419 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3476 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Workshop

Workshop2nd International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies II, DALT 2004
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period19/07/0419/07/04

Bibliographical note

DALT04
Proceedings title: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies (DALT'04)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Editors: Joao Leite, Andrea Omincini, Paulo Torroni, P. Yolum

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