TitleExperiences - A forgotten component of epistemic states
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAmgoud L, d'Inverno M, Osman N, Prade H, Sierra C
EditorOssowski S, Toni F, Vouros GA
Conference NameThe first International Conference on Agreement Technologies
Volume918
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Conference LocationDubrovnik, Croatia
Pagination220-230
Date Published15/10/2012
Keywordsbelief, case, expectation, experience
Abstract

This paper investigates a specific type of information that should have an important place in the epistemic state of individual agents, namely their experiences. Just as beliefs, desires, or intentions, experiences should be properly represented, and their specific role in reasoning and decision processes clearly identified. After formally defining what an experience is, the paper explains in what respect experiences differ from and complement beliefs, and are not just ordinary cases. The added value of experiences in agent reasoning and decision making is then discussed in detail.