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Conversations and Incomplete Knowledge

Asher, Nicholas and Paul, Soumya Conversations and Incomplete Knowledge. (2013) In: Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue - SemDIAL 2013, 16 December 2013 - 19 December 2013 (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

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Conversations often involve an element of plan�ning and calculation of what to say to best achieve one’s interests. We investigate scenarios of incom�plete knowledge in strategic conversations, where the fundamental interests of the dialogue agents are opposed. For instance, a debate between two political candidates. Each candidate has a certain number of points she wants to convey to the au�dience, and each wants to promote her own posi�tion to the expense of the other’s. To achieve these goals each participant needs to plan for anticipated responses from the other. Debates are thus games; an agent may win, lose or draw. Similar strategic reasoning about what one says is a staple of board room or faculty meetings, bargaining sessions, etc. We show the importance of a certain form of un�awareness in strategic conversation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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