Experiment descriptions

This page lists experiments in cultural knowledge evolution performed with Lazy lavender in the way of a laboratory notebook. Experiment descriptions and analysis are maintained over git (hence somewhat accountable); results may be found here or in other zip archives.

Learning and adaptation of decision ontologies (DOLA)

These are two steps experiments in which agents first individualy learn to take decision and then adapt what they learnt during collective practice [Bourahla2021a].

Inter-generational transmition of learned ontologies (DOTG)

In these experiments, agents transmit knowledge from generation to generation by extending the protocols of DOLA [Bourahla2022a].

Multi-tasks learning and adaptation of decision ontologies (MTOA)

We experiment here with agents following the DOLA protocol but with several tasks [Kalaitzakis2023a, b].

Value-based cultural knowledge evolution (VBCE)

In these experiments, the behaviour of agents following the DOLA protocol [Bourahla2022a] are based on cultural values (independece, novelty, authority, mastery) that influence which agent adapts in case of interaction failure.

Intrinsic knowledge exploration motivation (IKEM)

In these experiments, intrinsic exploration motivation (individual / social and direct / indirect curiosity, creativity and non-exploration), that influences which object and, if the agent is social, partner(s) are chosen for the interaction, is introduced. Intrinsically motivated agents are compared to other agents on the DOLA protocol.

Ontology refinement through communication (ORTC)

In these kind of experiments agents do not use alignments, they maintain a memory of their interaction and notice when other agents have more refined classes than theirs. They then exchange pieces of class definitions to include in their own ontologies.

Revision of networks of ontologies (NOOR)

In these kinds of experiments, agents revise alignments between their ontologies as a result of playing a simple interaction game [Euzenat2014b, c, 2017a, b]


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