LIRa Session: Johannes Marti

On FRIDAY, November 14th, we will have a LIRa session with Johannes Marti.

Everyone is cordially invited!

Speaker: Johannes Marti (University of Amsterdam)
Date and Time: FRIDAY, November 14, 2014, 14:30-16:00
Venue: Science Park 107, Room F1.15

Title: “Inferring belief models from linguistic behavior”
Abstract: In this talk I present a representation result for possible world models for belief. To this aim I define a notion of linguistic behavior which is given by what sentences some subject accepts in different situations. A subject accepts a sentence if she believes the proposition that the sentence expresses in her language. What sentences a subject accepts depends on her qualitative beliefs and on the meaning of these sentences in her language. Possible world models for belief represent qualitative beliefs in the frame structure and meanings of sentences in the valuation function. So it is possible to define for every model a behavior that is generated by that model. The representation result characterizes the class of linguistic behaviors which are generated by some belief model.