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Constructive difference and disagreement: A suprA-cooperation among agents

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Differences among agents may be constructive in so far as they can bring solution enhancements or conflicts, the second case leading to solution modifications. What is dealt with in this paper is a cooperation involving different rational agents resulting in more than a mere addition of the agents' individual skills, thanks to a process of approval and refutation of the current solution. Lakatos' work is taken as a basis and adapted to a set of cooperating agents, so as to define the concept of supfA -cooperation and the corresponding interaction model. Three case studies are given, involving SuprA -cooperating human or artificial agents.


Tessier, Catherine; Chaudron, Laurent (35217): Constructive difference and disagreement: A suprA-cooperation among agents. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 5, No. 2-3. DOI: 10.1007/BF00133662. Springer. PISSN: 1573-7551. pp. 323-336