AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Rational Interaction in Dialogues: Ingredients for Success)
Michel A. Paquette

Last modified: 2011-03-20


In this paper, we discuss the question of closure conditions for dialogues in three different frameworks: W. C. Mann's DMT framework, Vanderveken's illocutionary theory of discourse and Asher and Lascarides SDRT approach. We are interested in formal frameworks that aim to describe the logical structure of conversations between diversely bounded agents who are — to some extent — rational, intelligent, linguistically competent and who possess some awareness of their environment and some knowledge of the circumstances of their interactions. We use the notion of closure conditions as a benchmark for theory comparison.

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