By Raymond M. Smullyan
80 paradoxes, logical labyrinths, and interesting enigmas development from gentle fables and fancies to not easy Zen routines and a novella and probe the undying questions of philosophy and existence.
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Although termination of constraint checking is left in the programmer's hand, only one thread is affected by a loop 42 Paul Tarau in the code, the server's integrity as such not being compromised. We think that improvement of implementation technology for server side constraint solving in a blackboard based framework rises some challenging open problems. Moreover, incorporating server-side symbolic constraint reducers (CLP, FD or interval based) can dramatically improve performance for large scale problems.
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EVENTS OF THE AGENT EVENTS OF THE AGENT a request b st . 2 from ag('nt l'Jp HI II EVENTS OF THE AGENT 4 6 ReceIve a request marlc / 2 from agenl clp 4 7 Send a reply marks / 3 to agent CIP STATE OF THE AGENT lIT. - - . "; I • - r Fig. 6. CaseLP Visualizer: on-line visualization of execution j( • I J Fig. 7. CaseLP Visualizer: off-line tracing of execution 6 Conclusions and Future Work In the paper Agent Based Software Engineering [Woo97), M. Wooldridge considers "the problem of building a Multi-Agent System as a software engineering enterprise [involving three main issues): how agents might be specified; how these specifications might be refined or otherwise trans- 28 Marco Bozzano et al.