Recognizing intentions from rejoinders in a bayesian interactive argumentation system

Ingrid Zukerman, Nathalie Jitnah, Richard McConachy, Sarah George

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    We describe a mechanism which recognizes a user’s intentions from short-form rejoinders to arguments generated from Bayesian networks. The mechanism builds candidate reasoning paths that link the user’s rejoinder with a previously presented argument, and considers the following factors to select a path: linguistic clues, the impact of the user’s rejoinder on the system’s argument along the different paths, the user’s attentional focus, and the system’s confidence in its representation of the user’s beliefs. The results of our preliminary evaluation indicate that the interpretations produced by our mechanism are generally appropriate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPRICAI 2000 Topics in Artificial Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publication6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Melbourne, Australia, August 28 - September 1,2000 Proceedings
    EditorsRiichiro Mizoguchi, John Slaney
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3540679251
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventPacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2000 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 28 Aug 20001 Sep 2000
    Conference number: 6th (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferencePacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2000
    Abbreviated titlePRICAI 2000
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