The Social Credit Assignment Problem

  • Wenji Mao
  • Jonathan Gratch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)

Abstract

Social credit assignment is a process of social judgment whereby one singles out individuals to blame or credit for multi-agent activities. Such judgments are a key aspect of social intelligence and underlie social planning, social learning, natural language pragmatics and computational models of emotion. Based on psychological attribution theory, this paper presents a preliminary computational approach to forming such judgments based on an agent’s causal knowledge and conversation interactions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenji Mao
    • 1
  • Jonathan Gratch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyU.S.A.

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