A Practical Nonmonotonic Theory for Reasoning about Speech Acts

  title={A Practical Nonmonotonic Theory for Reasoning about Speech Acts},
  author={Douglas E. Appelt and Kurt Konolige},
A prerequisite to a theory of the way agents understand speech acts is a theory of how their beliefs and intentions are revised as a consequence of events. This process of attitude revision is an interesting domain for the application of nonmonotonic reasoning because speech acts have a conventional aspect that is readily represented by defaults, but that interacts with an agent's beliefs and intentions in many complex ways that may override the defaults. Perrault has developed a theory of… CONTINUE READING
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