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How? Why? What? Where? When? Who? Grounding ontology in the actions of a situated social agent

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dc.contributor.author Lallée, Stéphane
dc.contributor.author Verschure, Paul F. M. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2024-02-19T10:09:10Z
dc.date.available 2024-02-19T10:09:10Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Lallee S, Verschure PFMJ. How? Why? What? Where? When? Who? Grounding ontology in the actions of a situated social agent. Robotics. 2015 Jun;4(2):169-93. DOI: 10.3390/robotics4020169
dc.identifier.issn 2218-6581
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/59143
dc.description.abstract Robotic agents are spreading, incarnated as embodied entities, exploring the tangible world and interacting with us, or as virtual agents crawling over the web, parsing and generating data. In both cases, they require: (i) processes to acquire information; (ii) structures to model and store information as usable knowledge; (iii) reasoning systems to interpret the information; and (iv) finally, ways to express their interpretations. The H5W (How, Why, What, Where, When, Who) framework is a conceptualization of the problems faced by any agent situated in a social environment, which has defined several robotic studies. We introduce the H5W framework, through a description of its underlying neuroscience and the psychological considerations it embodies, we then demonstrate a specific implementation of the framework. We will focus on the motivation and implication of the pragmatic decisions we have taken. We report the numerous studies that have relied upon this technical implementation as a proof of its robustness and polyvalence; moreover, we conduct an additional validation of its applicability to the natural language domain by designing an information exchange task as a benchmark.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by the EU FP7 project WYSIWYD (FP7-ICT-612139) and by A*STAR JCO grant #1335H00098. We would like to thank Luke Boorman for his contribution to the final version of this manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartof Robotics. 2015 Jun;4(2):169-93
dc.rights © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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dc.title How? Why? What? Where? When? Who? Grounding ontology in the actions of a situated social agent
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/robotics4020169
dc.subject.keyword Knowledge representation
dc.subject.keyword Human robot interaction
dc.subject.keyword Communication
dc.subject.keyword Natural language processing
dc.subject.keyword Perception action loop
dc.subject.keyword Artificial cognitive architecture
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/612139
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