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Normative Systems Require Hybrid Knowledge Bases

By Marco Alberti, Matthias Knorr, Ana Sofia Gomes, João Leite, Ricardo Gonçalves and Martin Slota


In this extended abstract we borrow an example from the Portuguese Penal Code to advocate that norms used to regulate interaction in human societies, just as those used in multi-agent systems, require the joint use of the features based on the Closed World Assumption of rules in Logic Programming and those based on the Open World Assumption of ontologies in Description Logics, all of which are provided by Hybrid MKNF Knowledge Bases

Topics: design languages for agent systems, knowledge representation, norms, organisations and institutions
Publisher: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Year: 2012
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