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The Computational Structure of Unintentional Meaning

@article{Ho2019TheCS,
  title={The Computational Structure of Unintentional Meaning},
  author={Mark K. Ho and Joanna Korman and Thomas L. Griffiths},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1906.01983}
}
  • Mark K. Ho, Joanna Korman, Thomas L. Griffiths
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • ArXiv
  • Speech-acts can have literal meaning as well as pragmatic meaning, but these both involve consequences typically intended by a speaker. Speech-acts can also have unintentional meaning, in which what is conveyed goes above and beyond what was intended. Here, we present a Bayesian analysis of how, to a listener, the meaning of an utterance can significantly differ from a speaker's intended meaning. Our model emphasizes how comprehending the intentional and unintentional meaning of speech-acts… CONTINUE READING

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