Fereshte Khani


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Planning, Inference and Pragmatics in Sequential Language Games
Fereshte Khani | Noah D. Goodman | Percy Liang
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 6

We study sequential language games in which two players, each with private information, communicate to achieve a common goal. In such games, a successful player must (i) infer the partner’s private information from the partner’s messages, (ii) generate messages that are most likely to help with the goal, and (iii) reason pragmatically about the partner’s strategy. We propose a model that captures all three characteristics and demonstrate their importance in capturing human behavior on a new goal-oriented dataset we collected using crowdsourcing.


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Unanimous Prediction for 100% Precision with Application to Learning Semantic Mappings
Fereshte Khani | Martin Rinard | Percy Liang
Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)