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Boella, Guido ; da Costa Pereira, CĂ©lia ; Pigozzi, Gabriella ; Tettamanzi, Andrea ; van der Torre, Leendert

Choosing Your Beliefs

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This paper presents and discusses a novel approach to indeterministic belief revision. An indeterministic belief revision operator assumes that, when an agent is confronted with a new piece of information, it can revise its belief sets in more than one way. We define a rational agent not only in terms of what it believes but also of what it desires and wants to achieve. Hence, we propose that the agent's goals play a role in the choice of (possibly) one of the several available revision options. Properties of the new belief revision mechanism are also investigated.

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  author =	{Guido Boella and C{\'e}lia da Costa Pereira and Gabriella Pigozzi and Andrea Tettamanzi and Leendert van der Torre},
  title =	{Choosing Your Beliefs},
  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: Rational agents, indeterministic belief revision, qualitative decision theory}

Keywords: Rational agents, indeterministic belief revision, qualitative decision theory
Collection: 07122 - Normative Multi-agent Systems
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 12.03.2007

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