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Communication from an Artificial Intelligence Perspective : Theoretical and Applied Issues - Andrew Ortony

Communication from an Artificial Intelligence Perspective

Theoretical and Applied Issues

By: Andrew Ortony (Editor), Jon Slack (Editor), Oliviero Stock (Editor)


Published: 10th November 1992
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Castel Ivano, originally built in 1375, is one of many beautiful and impressive castles strategically placed atop hills in Trentino's Valsugana in Northern Italy. It was in this castle on a series of brilliant sunny crisp November days in 1990 that an international group of computer scientists and cognitive scientists met at a workshop to discuss theoretical and applied issues concerning communi­ cation from an Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science perspective. About forty people, representing nine countries, participated in the workshop, either as speakers, discussants, or observers. The main motivationfor the workshop wasto address the questionofwhether and how current computational approaches to communication can or might be able to accommodate the range of complexities that characterize both human­ human and human-machine communication. The chapters in this book are based on the papers that were presented at the workshop. They are presented in an order that is determined primarily by the specificity of the topics they address. The initial chapters are more theoretical in nature with an emphasis on formal approaches to communication. The middle chapters focus on particular application issues, such as the generation ofmultimedia documents and the role of planning in building systems to support human-human or human-machine interaction. The final few chapters consider more general issues relating to com­ munication, such as the influence ofsocial structure on, and the role of affect in communication.

Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Communicationp. 1
Integrating Pragmatics into Update Semanticsp. 17
Metaphor and Abductionp. 35
Communication and Attitude Revisionp. 59
Why Text Planning (Still) Isn't Planningp. 73
Language and Discourse in the TRAINS Projectp. 91
WIP: The Coordinated Generation of Multimodal Presentations from a Common Representationp. 121
Planning, Reacting, and Communicatingp. 145
Agent Modelling for Intelligent Tutoring Settingsp. 169
Using Content-based AI to Structure Human-Computer Interactionp. 191
No More Cooperation, Please! In Search of the Social Structure of Verbal Interactionp. 205
Prolegomena to a Theory of Communication and Affectp. 229
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ISBN: 9783540558811
ISBN-10: 3540558810
Series: Nato ASI Subseries F:
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 10th November 1992
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.26