Mediation = Information Revelation + Analogical Reasoning

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Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - Lecture Notes In Computer Science Vol 5605, Revised Papers from the First International Workshop KRAMAS 2008, 2009, 5605 pp. 145 - 160
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This paper presents an initial study of the relevant issues on the development of an automated mediation agent. The work is conducted within the âcurious negotiatorâ framework [1] . The paper demonstrates that mediation is a knowledge intensive process that integrates information revelation and analogical reasoning. The introduced formalism is used to demonstrate how via revealing the appropriate information and reshaping the set of issues of the disputing parties mediation can succeed. The paper presents MediaThor - a mediating agent that utilises past experiences and information from negotiating parties to mediate disputes and change the positions of negotiating parties.
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