Computing Negotiation Update Semantics in Multi-issue Bargaining Dialogues

Volha Petukhova, Harry Bunt, Andrei Malchanau


This paper presents a computational approach to modelling pragmatic and semantic aspects of multi-issue bargaining dialogues. The model accounts for actions that shape negotiation structure and actions that express negotiation strategies. The model also accepts a number of negotiation moves as specifications of the semantic content of the performed task-related dialogue acts. The designed dialogue context model specifies the creation, maintenance and transfer of participants' private and shared beliefs. A negotiation agent that operates on this basis was implemented and evaluated against human performance. The approach allows efficient interpretation and generation of negotiation behaviour according to different negotiation strategies.


 DOI: 10.21437/SemDial.2017-10

Cite as: Petukhova, V., Bunt, H., Malchanau, A. (2017) Computing Negotiation Update Semantics in Multi-issue Bargaining Dialogues. Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 87-97, DOI: 10.21437/SemDial.2017-10.


@inproceedings{Petukhova2017,
  author={Volha Petukhova and Harry Bunt and Andrei Malchanau},
  title={Computing Negotiation Update Semantics in Multi-issue Bargaining Dialogues},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. SEMDIAL 2017 (SaarDial) Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue},
  pages={87--97},
  doi={10.21437/SemDial.2017-10},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SemDial.2017-10}
}