Communication from an Artificial Intelligence Perspective

Theoretical and Applied Issues

  • Andrew Ortony
  • Jon Slack
  • Oliviero Stock
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrew Ortony, Jon Slack, Oliviero Stock
    Pages 1-15
  3. Henk Zeevat, Remko Scha
    Pages 17-33
  4. Jerry R. Hobbs
    Pages 35-58
  5. Douglas E. Appelt
    Pages 59-72
  6. Paul S. Jacobs
    Pages 73-89
  7. James F. Allen, Lenhart K. Schubert
    Pages 91-120
  8. Wolfgang Wahlster, Elisabeth André, Som Bandyopadhyay, Winfried Graf, Thomas Rist
    Pages 121-143
  9. Elaine Rich
    Pages 145-168
  10. Lawrence Birnbaum, William Ferguson, Menachem Jona
    Pages 191-203

About these proceedings


Castel Ivano, originally built in 1375, is one of many beautiful and impressive castles strategically placed atop hills in Trentino's Valsugana in Northern Italy. It was in this castle on a series of brilliant sunny crisp November days in 1990 that an international group of computer scientists and cognitive scientists met at a workshop to discuss theoretical and applied issues concerning communi­ cation from an Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science perspective. About forty people, representing nine countries, participated in the workshop, either as speakers, discussants, or observers. The main motivationfor the workshop wasto address the questionofwhether and how current computational approaches to communication can or might be able to accommodate the range of complexities that characterize both human­ human and human-machine communication. The chapters in this book are based on the papers that were presented at the workshop. They are presented in an order that is determined primarily by the specificity of the topics they address. The initial chapters are more theoretical in nature with an emphasis on formal approaches to communication. The middle chapters focus on particular application issues, such as the generation ofmultimedia documents and the role of planning in building systems to support human-human or human-machine interaction. The final few chapters consider more general issues relating to com­ munication, such as the influence ofsocial structure on, and the role of affect in communication.


Human Communication Kognitionswissenschaft Kommunikation Künstliche Intelligenz Multimedia Psycholinguistics Psycholinguistik artificial intelligence cognitive science communication human-computer interaction (HCI) intelligence modeling semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Ortony
    • 1
  • Jon Slack
    • 2
  • Oliviero Stock
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for the Learning SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e TecnologicaPovo, TrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63484-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58146-5
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