A Bayesian Network Approach to the Self-organization and Learningin Intelligent AgentsFerat Sahin(ABSTRACT)
A Bayesian network approach to self-organization and learning is introduced for usewith intelligent agents. Bayesian networks, with the help of influence diagrams, areemployed to create a decision-theoretic intelligent agent. Influence diagrams combineboth Bayesian networks and utility theory. In this research, an intelligent agent ismodeled by its
attributes. Each agent is assumed tohave its own belief about its environment. The belief aspect of the intelligent agent isaccomplished by a Bayesian network. The goal of an intelligent agent is said to be the
of the agent and is represented with a utility function in the decision theoreticintelligent agent. Capabilities are represented with a set of possible actions of thedecision-theoretic intelligent agent. Influence diagrams have utility nodes and decisionnodes to handle the preference and capabilities of the decision-theoretic intelligent agent,respectively.Learning is accomplished by Bayesian networks in the decision-theoretic intelligentagent. Bayesian network learning methods are discussed intensively in this paper.Because intelligent agents will explore and learn the environment, the learning algorithmshould be implemented online. None of the existent Bayesian network learningalgorithms has online learning. Thus, an
Bayesian network learning method isproposed to allow the intelligent agent learn during its exploration.