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Message Passing Systems

An alternative communication system for agents.

Message passing systems differ from Blackboards in the following ways:

A typical Message Passing System posses the following components:

Problem solving agents
-- domain specific experts.
System agents
-- command interpretation, error handling etc.
-- built on functions that agents can use pattern matching.
Agent description database
-- updated in system.
-- one per processor to handle I/O, message routing etc.

The problem solving agent will maintain models of other agents. It will typically model the following information about an agent: