Tag based model for knowledge sharing in agent society
Savarimuthu, Sharmila; Purvis, Martin; Purvis, Maryam A.
In this paper we discuss a tag-based model that facilitates knowledge sharing in the context of agents playing the knowledge sharing game. Sharing the knowledge incurs a cost for the sharing agent, and thus non-sharing is the preferred option for selfish agents. Through agent-based simulations we show that knowledge sharing is possible even in the presence of non-sharing agents in the population. We also show that the performance of an agent society can be better when some agents bear the cost of sharing instead of the whole group sharing the cost.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 2009/01
Keywords: cooperation; tags; knowledge sharing; multi-agent based simulation; artificial society; Altruism
Research Type: Discussion Paper