Intelligent Agents II -- Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages

Evaluating KQML as an agent communication language

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This chapter discusses the desirable features of languages and protocols for communication among intelligent information agents. These desiderata are divided into seven categories: form, content, semantics, implementation, networking, environment and reliability. TheKnowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML) is a new language and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge. This work is partof a larger effort, the ARPA Knowledge Sharing Effort, which is aimed at developing techniques and methodologies for building large-scale knowledge bases that are sharable and reusable. KQML is both a message format and a message-handling protocol to support run-time knowledge sharing among agents. KQML is described and evaluated as an agent communication language relative to the desiderata.


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Michael Wooldrifge, Jörg P. Müller, and Milind Tambe

Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

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