Perception of mental states from communication

  • Aldo Franco Dragoni
  • Paolo Puliti
Part III Communication Issues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 745)


Perceiving means building or updating an internal model of the external world from the signals received by the sensors. In User-Modelling one of the problems is that of perceiving the user's beliefs and desires, i. e. building or updating a model of the user's mental state from his utterances. In this paper we present two speech acts based abductive methods to recognize the speaker's knowledge and intentions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Franco Dragoni
    • 1
  • Paolo Puliti
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di InformaticaUniversità di AnconaAnconaItaly

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