Accession Number : ADA192242

Title :   Plans for Discourse,

Corporate Author : BBN LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Grosz, Barbara J ; Sidner, Candace L

PDF Url : ADA192242

Report Date : 01 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Discourses are fundamentally instances of collaboration behavior. We propose a model of the collaborative plans of agents achieving joint goals and illustrate the role of these plans in discourses. Three types of collaborative plans, called Shared Plans, are formulated for joint goals requiring simultaneous, conjoined or sequential actions on the part of the agents who participate in the plans and the discourse; a fourth type of Shared Plan is presented for the circumstance where two agents communicate, but only one acts.

Descriptors :   *PLANNING, *RECOGNITION, *BEHAVIOR, *NATURAL LANGUAGE, SEQUENCES, SHARING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE