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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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Abstract
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.