08 May 2013

In the lab meeting on Wednesday, May 8, Ann Clifton is going to discuss a paper by Adam Vogel, Max Bodoia, Chris Potts and Dan Jurafsky on the Emergence of Gricean Maxims from Multi-Agent Decision Theory. A short description is as follows:

” This paper trains multiple agents to perform a cooperative task using linguistic information and pragmatic reasoning through a decentralized partially observable markov decision process model. The authors argue that the models learned exhibit the properties of the “cooperative principle”, a pragmatic linguistic theory of how natural language conversation is conducted. “

The lab meeting will start at 1100 hours at TASC1 9408.