MoLE (version 1.0.1)

EROSION: Word erosion

Description

If a perceived form differs from the mental representation it is matched with and the form has not been set yet, the hearer agent adjusts its mental representation.

Usage

EROSION(hearerID, interpretation)

Arguments

hearerID

Pointer to the hearer agent whose representations might erode.

interpretation

Analysis of the utterance including the actually perceived forms.

Value

no actual output; the form representations of the hearer agent are updated.

Details

Forms will only be adjusted if they have not been frequently used (yet). Pronounced forms may differ from their representations because of reduction in pronunciation (cf. REDUCE).

See Also

TURN

Examples

# NOT RUN {
FOUND()
situation=SITUATION(1)
proposition=PROPOSITION(1, situation)
utterance=PRODUCE(1, proposition)
interpretation=INTERPRET(2, utterance, situation)
EROSION(2, interpretation)
# }