Jonathan Gratch, Wenji Mao: “Social Judgment in Multiagent Interactions”

August 19, 2004 | New York, NY

Speaker: Jonathan Gratch, Wenji Mao
Host: 3rd International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2004)

Social judgment is a process of social explanation whereby one evaluates which entities deserve credit or blame for multi-agent activities. Such explanations are a key aspect of inference in a social environment and a model of this process can advance several design components of multi-agent systems. Social judgment underlies social planning, social learning, natural language pragmatics and computational model of emotion. Based on psychological attribution theory, this paper presents a computational approach to forming social judgment based on an agents causal knowledge and communicative interactions with other agents.