Planning, Inference and Pragmatics in Sequential Language Games

  title={Planning, Inference and Pragmatics in Sequential Language Games},
  author={Fereshte Khani and Noah D. Goodman and Percy Liang},
  journal={Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics},
  • Fereshte Khani, Noah D. Goodman, Percy Liang
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics
  • We study sequential language games in which two players, each with private information, communicate to achieve a common goal. In such games, a successful player must (i) infer the partner’s private information from the partner’s messages, (ii) generate messages that are most likely to help with the goal, and (iii) reason pragmatically about the partner’s strategy. We propose a model that captures all three characteristics and demonstrate their importance in capturing human behavior on a new… CONTINUE READING
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