A Multi-Agent Approach to Collaborate Knowledge Production
Juan Manuel Dodero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Paloma Diaz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Ignacio Aedo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Copyright: © 2004
Knowledge creation or production in a distributed knowledge management system is a collaborative task that needs to be coordinated. A multi-agent architecture for collaborative knowledge production tasks is introduced, where knowledge-producing agents are arranged into knowledge domains or marts, and where a distributed interaction protocol is used to consolidate knowledge that is produced in a mart. Knowledge consolidated in a given mart can, in turn, be negotiated in higher-level foreign marts. As an evaluation scenario, the proposed architecture and protocol are applied to coordinate the creation of learning objects by a distributed group of instructional designers.