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The Plural Subject Account of Group Beliefs Using Grounding Concept
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The Plural Subject Account of Group Beliefs Using Grounding Concept
Koo, Ja-Rok;
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In this paper, we propose a plural subject account of group beliefs using grounding concept, which bridges the gap between the two main approaches of ACLs, the mentalistic accounts and the social commitment accounts. The key idea of this Gilbert`s plural subject account of group beliefs is to extend the grounding logic into the common ground framework for the semantics of ACLs which is fully verifiable, fully formalized and easily applicable. Thus, we formalize the proper group belief concept using common ground framework and we define the semantics of the primitive speech acts of FIPA-ACL such as inform, request and confirm as case studies. Also, we illustrate our framework on an e-commerce agent purchase negotiation and compare this proposed framework with two traditional semantics for ACLs.
collective intentionality;common grounds;FIPA-ACL;group beliefs;joint commitments;plural subjects;speech acts;
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