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The Role of Perception in a Theory of Communication
Author(s): Leora Morgenstern
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Paper Abstract

Agents who operate in complex environments generally obtain necessary information through their perceptions. Most commonly, these perceptions are part of the communicative process. In this paper, we present an integrated theory of perception and communication, based on the thesis that communicative acts are best understood as actions of perception. We show that an agent learns through communicative acts by combining the information that a communicative act has just occurred together with his prior knowledge. We distinguish between primary and secondary meanings in communicative actions, and give a detailed formalization of the code model to explain primary communicative actions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1198, Sensor Fusion II: Human and Machine Strategies, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.970000
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Leora Morgenstern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1198:
Sensor Fusion II: Human and Machine Strategies
Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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