Speech-Act Based Communication: Progress in the Formal Semantics and in the Implementation of Multi-agent Oriented Programming Languages

  • Álvaro F. Moreira
  • Renata Vieira
  • Rafael H. Bordini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7169)


In this paper we revisit the motivations and the initial developments that led to our DALT 2003 paper Extending the Operational Semantics of a BDI Agent-Oriented Programming Language for Introducing Speech-Act Based Communication. We then discuss our own follow-up work which consisted in formally defining a larger set of speech-act based performatives and deploying them in Jason, a fully-fledged implementation of AgentSpeak. Subsequent research referring to the computationally grounded semantics of speech-act based agent communication that we introduced in that paper is also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Álvaro F. Moreira
    • 1
  • Renata Vieira
    • 2
  • Rafael H. Bordini
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de InformáticaPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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