TitleAmalgam-based Reuse for Multiagent Case-based Reasoning
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsManzano S, Ontañón S, Plaza E
Conference NameCase-Based Reasoning Research and Development: 19th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR'11)
Pagination122 - 136
KeywordsAmalgam, CBR, Reuse

Different agents in a multiagent system might have different solution quality or preference criteria. Therefore, when solving problems collaboratively using CBR, case reuse must take this into account. In this paper we propose \abarc , a model for multiagent case reuse, which divides case reuse in two stages: {\em individual reuse}, where agents generate full solutions internally, and {\em multiagent reuse}, where agents engage in a deliberation process in order to reach an agreement on a final solution. Specifically, \abarc is based on the idea of {\em amalgam}, which is a way to generate solutions by combining multiple solutions into one. We illustrate \abarc in the domain of interior room design