Integrating joint intention theory, belief reasoning, and communicative action for generating team-oriented dialogue

Rajah Annamalai Subramanian, Sanjeev Kumar, Philip Cohen

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The goal of this research is to develop an architecture that can guide an agent during collaborative teamwork. The architecture should generate communication and dialogue during the performance of collaborative multi-agent tasks as a byproduct of the agent's rationally pursuing its intentions. This paper describes how a joint intention interpreter that is integrated with a reasoner over beliefs and communicative acts can form the core of a dialogue engine. As an interpreter of joint actions, the architecture enables agent programmers to describe a domain declaratively, specifying an agent's individual and joint intentions, plans and actions at a high level. The interpreter attempts to fulfill the agent's individual and joint intentions, subject to its beliefs and mutual beliefs. As a consequence, the system engages in dialogue through the planning and execution of communicative acts necessary to attain the collaborative task at hand. The dialogue engine is general enough to be applicable to both agent-agent and agent-human teams. The system has been implemented in a combination of Java and Prolog, and can be shown to obey the predictions of joint intention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2006 - Boston, United States of America
Duration: 16 Jul 200620 Jul 2006
Conference number: 21st,%2C%20from%20July%2016%E2%80%9320.

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NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence


ConferenceAAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2006
Abbreviated titleAAAI 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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