American Journal of Applied Sciences

Response Fusion in Multi-Agent Environment

Fereshteh-Azadi Parand, Nasrollah Moghaddam Charkari and Sara Afrasyabian

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.57.63

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 57-63

Abstract

Multi agent environment are often complex, while each member of agent community has vision about only a part of the environment. In such environment, information fusion of agent community is vital to attain a better accuracy or quality of information. Agents have different ability and can access to information sources with different degree of credibility. As a result, information which is obtained by agents, should be fused with considering their response credibility. In this research, at first we have introduced a method to obtain agent credibility based upon the opinion of agent community. In the proposed method, we measure the possibility of credibility for each agent. Next, we assume that in response to a query, every agent produces a fuzzy answer set in response to a query. On this assumption, a new fuzzy operator with some desired properties for agent responses fusing with their credibility consideration is proposed.

Copyright

© 2009 Fereshteh-Azadi Parand, Nasrollah Moghaddam Charkari and Sara Afrasyabian. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.