Contract Bridge as a Micro-world for Reasoning about Communicating Agents

@inproceedings{Rayner1990ContractBA,
  title={Contract Bridge as a Micro-world for Reasoning about Communicating Agents},
  author={Manny Rayner},
  year={1990}
}
We argue that bidding in the game of Contract Bridge can profitably be regarded as a micro-world suitable for experimenting with pragmatics. We sketch an analysis in which a "bidding system" is treated as the semantics of an artificial language, and show how this "language", despite its apparent simplicity, is capable of supporting a wide variety of common speech acts parallel to those in natural languages; we also argue that the reason for the relatively unsuccessful nature of previous… CONTINUE READING

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