Published as: Moss, S., Gaylard, H, Wallis, S. and Edmonds, B. (1998).
SDML: A Multi-agent Language for Organizational Modelling. Computational and
Mathematical Organization Theory, 4 (1), 43-69
Two representations of cognitive agents within organizational structures are reported and a Soar-to-SDML compiler is described. One of the agent representations is a declarative implementation of a Soar agent taken from the Radar-Soar model of Ye and Carley (1995). The Ye-Carley results are replicated but the declarative SDML implementation is shown to be much less computationally expensive than the more procedural Soar implementation. As a result, it appears that SDML supports more elaborate representations of agent cognition together with more detailed articulation of organizational structure than we have seen in computational organization theory. Moreover, by representing Soar-cognitive agents declaratively within SDML, that implementation of the Ye-Carley specification is necessarily consistent and sound with respect to the formal logic to which SDML corresponds.
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