[Modeling] Class Diagram Specification

James Odell email@jamesodell.com
Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:36:28 -0400

Also, the term "intelligence" has been used by AI for decades, and there is
*still* no agreed definition of this term.  The ability to learn does not in
itself make something intelligent.  Perhaps it is just best to indicate the
properties an agent may have -- and worry about the classifications of  the
various kinds of agents for later.


On 6/11/03 10:54 AM, "Marc-Philippe Huget" indited:

> Hello Hossam,
> Hossam Allam wrote:
>> Dear Mr. Huget
> Just Marc-Philippe, that would be fine as well
>> I believe intelligent agent is an extension of agent and not just another
>> agent type as learning will require us to take in consideration the
>> different aspects of learning such as learning methodology used, frequency
>> of learning, execution of new hypothesis, etc..Similar example is passive
>> objects and active objects, both of these objects exist in UML with specific
>> shape.
> I understand that you make a distinction between agents and intelligent agents
> based on learning skills but what I don't understand is why you think a
> learning skill or a knowledge base is not yet another elements in the agents
> like acquaintances, roles or protocols, could you explain me this point?
>> In addition,  it is not clear to me if you are using UML to describe
>> agent-based systems only or to have a description that can describe
>> object-based and agent-based system.
> object- and agent- based systems since agents are able to handle and manage
> resources described as objects.
> Cheers,
> Marc-Philippe
> --
> Marc-Philippe Huget
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> Department of Computer Science
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