PP-2017-16: How to Make Friends: A Logical Approach to Social Group Creation

PP-2017-16: Smets, Sonja and Velázquez-Quesada, Fernando R. (2017) How to Make Friends: A Logical Approach to Social Group Creation. [Pre-print]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55665-8_26


This paper studies the logical features of social group creation. We focus on the mechanisms which indicate when agents can form a team based on the correspondence in their set of features (behavior, opinions, etc.). Our basic approach uses a semi-metric on the set of agents, which is used to construct a network topology. Then it is extended with epistemic features to represent the agents’ epistemic states, allowing us to explore group-creation alternatives where what matters is not only the agent’s differences but also what they know about them. We use tools of dynamic epistemic logic to study the properties of different strategies to network formations.

Item Type: Pre-print
Report Nr: PP-2017-16
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2017
Subjects: Computation
Depositing User: fvelazq1
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 17:05
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/1573

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