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Negotiation Messages

  The negotiation strategies are usually a set of rules that specify how to initiate the negotiation and what to do in response to a received message. The messages contain KQML-based utterances. Each message has a primitive such as tell and ask, the sender, the receiver, a subject which is the entity that the message is concerned with, such as the cup radius value, and two other slots containing the body of the message. Three example messages are shown in tables 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3.

Table 6.1: An ``ask alternative'' message

Table 6.2: A ``tell no alternative'' message

Table 6.3: An ``ask relaxation'' message

Ilan Berker
Thu Apr 27 16:25:38 EDT 1995