Classical planning and causal implicatures

Patrick Rowan Blackburn, Luciana Benotti

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    Abstract

    In this paper we motivate and describe a dialogue manager (called Frolog) which uses classical planning to infer causal implicatures. A causal implicature is a type of Gricean relation implicature, a highly context dependent form of inference. As we shall see, causal implicatures are important for understanding the structure of task-oriented dialogues. Such dialogues locate conversational acts in contexts containing both pending tasks and the acts which bring them about. The ability to infer causal implicatures lets us interleave decisions about "how to sequence actions" with decisions about "when to generate clarification requests"; as a result we can model task-oriented dialogue as an interactive process locally structured by negotiation of the underlying task. We give several examples of Frolog-human dialog, discuss the limitations imposed by the classical planning paradigm, and indicate the potential relevance of our work for other relation implicatures
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2011
    Antal sider14
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2011
    Begivenhed7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context - Karlsruhe, Tyskland
    Varighed: 26 sep. 201130 sep. 2011
    Konferencens nummer: 86822
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    Konference

    Konference7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context
    Nummer86822
    LandTyskland
    ByKarlsruhe
    Periode26/09/201130/09/2011
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    Blackburn, P. R., & Benotti, L. (2011). Classical planning and causal implicatures. Afhandling præsenteret på 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Karlsruhe, Tyskland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24279-3_4