Metareasoning: A Manifesto

Michael Cox, Anita Raja

This manifesto proposes a simple model of metareasoning that constitutes a general framework to organize research on this topic. The claim is that metareasoning, like the action-perception cycle of reasoning, is composed of the introspective monitoring of reasoning and the subsequent meta-level control of reasoning. This model holds for single agent and multiagent systems and is broad enough to include models of self. We offer the model as a short conversation piece to which the community can compare and contrast individual theories.

Subjects: 3. Automated Reasoning; 9. Foundational Issues

Submitted: May 5, 2008

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