Speakers do not always share identical semantic representations nor identical lexicons. However, regardless of these differences, dialogue participants are able to communicate successfully most of the time.
In this talk I will present ongoing joint work with Bert Baumgaertner (UC Davis) and Matthew Stone (Rutgers) on the development of agents that can implicitly coordinate with their partners in referential tasks, taking as a case study colour terms. I will describe our algorithms for generation and resolution of colour descriptions and report results of experiments on how humans use colour terms for reference in production and comprehension.
Location: T340, Olof Wijksgatan 6