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Software Image for Learning by Observation

Costa, P. ; Botelho, L.M.

Software Image for Learning by Observation, Proc Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence - EPIA, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. n.d., pp. 872 - 884, October, 2011.

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As it is the case in human societies, software agents could
also use learning by observation as an important method of knowledge
transference between experts and apprentices. However, observation re-
quires that agents and the actions they perform be visible. In this pa-
per, we propose the novel notion of software image that allows software
agents, as well as their actions, to become visible. Software images were
designed to accomplish two purposes: allow agents to locate similar ex-
perts to observe and provide training examples for the learning by ob-
servation algorithm.