Paper: Response Generation In Collaborative Negotiation

ACL ID P95-1019
Title Response Generation In Collaborative Negotiation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

In collaborative planning activities, since the agents are autonomous and heterogeneous, it is inevitable that conflicts arise in their beliefs during the planning process. In cases where such conflicts are relevant to the t~t~k at hand, the agents should engage in collaborative ne- gotiation as an attempt to square away the dis- crepancies in their beliefs. This paper presents a computational strategy for detecting conflicts regarding proposed beliefs and for engaging in collaborative negotiation to resolve the con- flicts that warrant resolution. Our model is capable of selecting the most effective aspect to address in its pursuit of conflict resolution in cases where multiple conflicts arise, and of se- lecting appropriate evidence to justify the need for such modification. Furthermore,...