Wenji Mao, Jonathan Gratch: “The Social Credit Assignment Problem”

September 15, 2003 | Kloster Irsee, Germany

Speaker: Wenji Mao, Jonathan Gratch
Host: 4th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2003)

Social credit assignment is a process of social judgment whereby one singles out individuals to blame or credit for multi-agent activities. Such judgments are a key aspect of social intelligence and underlie social planning, social learning, natural language pragmatics and computational models of emotion. Based on psychological attribution theory, this paper presents a preliminary computational approach to forming such judgments based on an agent’s causal knowledge and conversation interactions.