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Anthropopathy and its Assessment in Virtual Entities

Anthropopathy and its Assessment in Virtual Entities
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Author(s): Cesar Analide (University of Minho, Portugal), Paulo Novais (University of Minho, Portugal), José Machado (University of Minho, Portugal) and José Neves (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch089
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


The introduction and the natural evaluation of virtual entities presenting human like feelings and behaviours, living in virtual worlds, being based on agents, organizations or other kind of artefacts, has been made, almost exclusively, by an evaluation of such characteristics and assumptions, in terms of a set of quantitative variables. In this paper, it is presented an alternative way to analyse and evaluate an intelligent’s system body of knowledge in terms of its anthropopathic potential, that considers quantitative, qualitative and incomplete information, through and extension to the language of logic programming.

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