This article presents the first attempt to construct a computational model of common ground. Four corpus-based metrics are presented that estimate what facts are likely to be in common ground. The proposed metrics were evaluated in an experiment with human participants, focussing on a domain of famous people. The results are encouraging: two of the proposed metrics achieved a large positive correlation between the estimates of how widely known a property of a famous person is and the percentage of participants who knew the corresponding property.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Place of Publication||Sapporo, Japan|
|Publisher||Cognitive Science Society|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- corpus based metrics
- community common ground
Kutlak, R., van Deemter, K., & Mellish, C. (2012). Corpus-based metrics for assessing common ground. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1834-1839). Sapporo, Japan: Cognitive Science Society.