ch8 - technical details of centralized and distributed...

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Summary The paper starts the argument with the description of distributed problem solving and explains what are the demands in solving distributed problems such as harmony between agents and the quality in being well qualified. The author tells the two of the motivations in distributed problem solving and distributed planning. One is, usage of distributed resources at the same time. Tower of Hanoi problem is presented as a sample. The other motivation is, that expertness or other problem-solving abilities can be integrally distributed. The paper considers some strategies like task sharing which means listing the help agents with few or no jobs. It also describes four steps of task sharing and clarifies them with four problems. The author signifies the importance of result sharing so that the problem solvers can develop group performance in several ways. On the other hand, the author explains the distributed planning as a kind of a special distributed problem solving where the problem being solved is to make a plan. Furthermore, it represents the
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Unformatted text preview: technical details of centralized and distributed planning. Consequently, the paper broadly addresses the concepts, algorithms and protocols used in distributed problem solving and distributed planning. Questions 1. Explain the main steps in task sharing. 2. Describe the ways of improving the group performance via result sharing. 3. What are the five techniques for coordinating activities in GPGP? Comparison/ Contrast While the chapter describes the distributed problem solving as coherence and coordination, the paper also takes the competence into account. The task sharing and result sharing part in the paper explained in detail, whereas the chapter just allocated a few pages. But the concepts and protocols that described were almost similar. The good thing about them is that they have referenced your papers. Consequently, both the paper and the chapter are technical and explanatory and has many similarities in teaching the subject....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course CISC 800 taught by Professor Kd during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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