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Gangemi, Aldo ; Lehmann, Jos ; Catenacci, Carola

Norms and plans as unification criteria for social collectives

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Based on the formal-ontological paradigm of Constructive Descriptions and Situations, we propose a definition of social collectives that includes social agents, plans, norms, and the conceptual relations between them. We also propose a typology of social collectives, including collection of agents, knowledge community, intentional collective, and intentional normative collective. Our ontology, represented as a first-order theory, provides the expressivity to talk about the contexts (social, informational, circumstantial, and epistemic), in which collectives make and produce sense

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  author =	{Aldo Gangemi and Jos Lehmann and Carola Catenacci},
  title =	{Norms and plans as unification criteria for social collectives},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-agent Systems},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Leon van der Torre and Harko Verhagen },
  number =	{07122},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Formal Ontology, Constructivism, Social Entities, Semantic Web}

Keywords: Formal Ontology, Constructivism, Social Entities, Semantic Web
Seminar: 07122 - Normative Multi-agent Systems
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 12.03.2007

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