David Traum: “Computational Models of Non-cooperative dialogue”

January 30, 2012 | Toulouse, France

Speaker: David Traum
Host: University of Toulouse

Cooperativity is usually seen as a central concept in the pragmatics of dialogue. There are a number of accounts of dialogue performance and interpretation that require some notion of cooperation or collaboration as part of the explanatory mechanism of communication. Most advanced computational work on dialogue agents has also generally assumed cooperativity. This talk will outline some cases of noncooperative communication behavior and computational dialogue mechanisms that can support these kinds of behavior, including generating, understanding, and deciding on strategies of when to engage in uncooperative behaviors.