Computational aspect of my thesis

After a meeting with Pierre, we defined the best strategy for developing the computational side of my PhD.

First of all, my work wont be about building a model of communication, there are plenty of them and it is not very smart to start over with a brand new model. On the contrary, my work will target the definition of an appendix, of one chosen model, for communication enhanced with spatial information.

At first I will have to chose a model which is particularly suited for my purpose [i.e., Traum, Clark & Schaffer, Sperber & Wilson, Speech Act, M. Beker, ?]. Then I will have to justify why I choose a particular model. Essentially, each of this model referenced above is focused on Dialogue Moves, where, for instance, they focus on “acknowledgments” acts given by silence, or by non-verbal cues, of by utterances, or by action-movement.

In my case I should tailor these ideas toward an incorporation of spatial features that are the core of my particular design. Particularly, I should focus on how: 1) the emitter makes inferences about the listener reception; 2) the adaptations of the listener inferences to the emitter communication acts (trigging of preventive repair).

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