Strategies in dialogues: a game-theoretic approach

Magdalena Kacprzak, Marcin Dziubinski, Katarzyna Budzynska

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    The aim of the paper is to propose a game-theoretic description of strategies available to players in dialogues. We show how existing dialogical systems can be formalized as Nash-style games, and how the game-theoretic concept of solutions (dominant strategies, Nash equilibrium) can be used to analyse these systems. Our first study, discussed in this article, describes the game DC introduced by Mackenzie.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Models of Argument
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of COMMA 2014
    EditorsSimon Parsons, Nir Oren, Chris Reed, Federico Cerutti
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781614994367
    ISBN (Print)9781614994350
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventFifth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 201412 Sept 2014

    Publication series

    NameFrontiers in artificial intelligence and applications
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISSN (Print)0922-6389


    ConferenceFifth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument
    Abbreviated titleCOMMA 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Formal dialogue systems
    • Game theory
    • Nash equilibrium
    • Strategies in dialogue games

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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