Trusted Beliefs for Helpful Behavior When Building Web Services

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Ioan Alfred Letia
Radu Razvan Slavescu


Composite software services often present uncertainty over their non-functional properties. To tackle this, one could model them as shared goals of an agent team which aims at maximizing the likelihood of success of the joint task. An architect is in charge with picking services and providers, while a consultant helps him, when possible, by suggesting alternative approaches. The multinomial version of the "Belief Recipe Tree" structure
relies on beliefs built based upon prior mutual experiences of the consultant with various providers and/or abstract plans and revised after each interaction, exhibiting a higher flexibility in several web service building scenarios.

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