A grammatical framework for modelling multi-agent dialogues

Gemma Bel-Enguix, Maria Adela Grando, M. Dolores Jiménez-López

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4 Scopus citations


In this paper we present a variant of grammar system from Formal Language theory, that seems to be appropriate for modelling dialogues in multi-agent systems. Previous attempts of simulating conversations in grammar systems used rewriting rules, which remained fix and unchangeable during the whole dialogue. The novelty of this approach is that taking inspiration from a Multi Agent Protocol language we define a grammatical system in which agents (grammars) behaviours are given by string process descriptions or protocols. Strings can be modified during running time, allowing to dynamically alter agent behaviour according to the environmental changes. This provides agents with a more flexible and adaptative reaction to unpredictable and changeable conversational space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAgent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publication9th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540367071, 9783540367079
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2006 - Guilin, China
Duration: Aug 7 2006Aug 8 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4088 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2006


  • Grammar Systems
  • Interaction Protocols
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Reproductive Eco-Grammar Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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