Order:
  1.  21
    Message Exchange Games in Strategic Contexts.Nicholas Asher, Soumya Paul & Antoine Venant - 2017 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 46 (4):355-404.
    When two people engage in a conversation, knowingly or unknowingly, they are playing a game. Players of such games have diverse objectives, or winning conditions: an applicant trying to convince her potential employer of her eligibility over that of a competitor, a prosecutor trying to convict a defendant, a politician trying to convince an electorate in a political debate, and so on. We argue that infinitary games offer a natural model for many structural characteristics of such conversations. We call such (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  2.  13
    Strategic Conversations Under Imperfect Information: Epistemic Message Exchange Games.Nicholas Asher & Soumya Paul - 2018 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 27 (4):343-385.
    This paper refines the game theoretic analysis of conversations in Asher et al. by adding epistemic concepts to make explicit the intuitive idea that conversationalists typically conceive of conversational strategies in a situation of imperfect information. This ‘epistemic’ turn has important ramifications for linguistic analysis, and we illustrate our approach with a detailed treatment of linguistic examples.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  3.  10
    Bias in semantic and discourse interpretation.Nicholas Asher, Julie Hunter & Soumya Paul - 2022 - Linguistics and Philosophy 45 (3):393-429.
    In this paper, we show how game theoretic work on conversation combined with a theory of discourse structure provides a framework for studying interpretive bias and how bias affects the production and interpretation of linguistic content. We model the influence of author bias on the discourse content and structure of the author’s linguistic production and interpreter bias on the interpretation of ambiguous or underspecified elements of that content and structure. Interpretive bias is an essential feature of learning and understanding but (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  14
    Correction To: Message Exchange Games in Strategic Contexts.Nicholas Asher, Soumya Paul & Antoine Venant - 2018 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 47 (6):1085-1085.
    Our paper, ‘Message Exchange Games in Strategic Contexts’ lost the funding information and acknowledgments. We had put in it on its way to publication. We include them in this erratum here.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  8
    Subgames Within Large Games and the Heuristic of Imitation.Soumya Paul & R. Ramanujam - 2014 - Studia Logica 102 (2):361-388.
    We study repeated normal form games where the number of players is large. We argue that it is interesting to look at such games as being divided into subgames, each of which we call a neighbourhood. The structure of such a game is given by a graph G whose nodes are players and edges denote visibility. The neighbourhoods are maximal cliques in G. The game proceeds in rounds where in each round the players of every clique X of G play (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark