Paper: A Formal Computational Semantics And Pragmatics Of Speech Acts

ACL ID C88-2152
Title A Formal Computational Semantics And Pragmatics Of Speech Acts
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors
  • Eric Werner (University of Hamburg, Hamburg Germany; Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME)

This paper outlines a formal computational semantics and pragmatics of the major speech act types. A theory of force is given that allows us to give a semantically and pragmaticaly motivated taxonomy of speech acts. The relevance of the communication theory to complex distributed artificial intellince, DAI, systems is described.