A scalable model of planning perlocutionary acts

Alexander Koller, Andrew Gargett, and Konstantina Garoufi

In Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (PozDial), Poznan, 2010.

We propose a new model of perlocutionary acts, in which perlocutionary effects of communicative actions are simply effects of operators in a classical planning problem. A plan using such operators can be computed efficiently, under the assumption that all perlocutionary effects come true as intended; the speaker can then monitor the execution of this plan to detect it when they don't. By scaling the complexity of the execution monitor up or down, we can either reconstruct previous approaches to speech act planning and grounding, or build an instruction generation system with real-time performance.

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BibTeX Entry
@InProceedings{speech-acts-10,
	author = {Alexander Koller and Andrew Gargett and Konstantina Garoufi},
	title = {A scalable model of planning perlocutionary acts},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (PozDial)},
	address = {Poznan},
	year = 2010
}

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