This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
From Causal Scenarios to Social Causality: An Attributional Approach
November/December 2011 (vol. 26 no. 6)
pp. 48-57
Wenji Mao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ansheng Ge, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiaochen Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Inspired by the psychological attribution theory, this article presents a computational approach to construct causal scenarios and facilitate social causality studies based on online textual data.

1. F. Wang et al., "Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligence," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. 2, 2007, pp. 79–83.
2. Q. Yang et al., "Social Learning," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 25, no. 4, 2010, pp. 9–11.
3. J. Gratch, S. Marsella, and P. Petta, "Modeling the Antecedents and Consequences of Emotion," J. Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 10, no. 1, 2009, pp. 1–5.
4. S.J. Read, "Constructing Causal Scenarios: A Knowledge Structure Approach to Causal Reasoning," J. Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 52, no. 2, 1987, pp. 288–302.
5. K.G. Shaver, The Attribution of Blame: Causality, Responsibility, and Blameworthiness, Springer-Verlag, 1985.
6. B. Weiner, The Judgment of Responsibility: A Foundation for a Theory of Social Conduct, Guilford Press, 1995.
7. B. Weiner, "Responsibility for Social Transgressions: An Attributional Analysis," Intentions and Intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition, B.F. Malle, L.J. Moses, and D.A. Baldwin eds., MIT Press, 2001, pp. 331–344.
8. W. Mao,, "Modeling Social Causality and Social Judgment in Multi-Agent Interactions," doctoral dissertation, Computer Science Dept., Univ. of Southern California, 2006.
9. J. Austin, How to Do Things with Words, Harvard Univ. Press, 1962.
10. J.R. Hobbs et al., "Interpretation as Abduction," Artificial Intelligence, vol. 63, nos. 1–2, 1993, pp. 69–142.
11. D. Crystal, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.
12. R. Girju, "Automatic Detection of Causal Relations for Question Answering," Proc. ACL Workshop Multilingual Summarization and Question Answering, ACL Press, 2003, pp. 76–83.
13. C. Khoo, S. Chan, and Y. Niu, "Extracting Causal Knowledge from a Medical Database Using Graphical Patterns," Proc. 38th Ann. Meeting Assoc. Computational Linguistics, ACL Press, 2000, pp. 336–343.
14. I. Persing and V. Ng, "Semi-supervised Cause Identification from Aviation Safety Reports," Proc. 47th Ann. Meeting Assoc. for Computational Linguistics, ACL Press, 2009, pp. 843–851.
15. A. Sil, F. Huang, and A. Yates, "Extracting Action and Event Semantics from Web Text," Proc. AAAI 2010 Fall Symp. Commonsense Knowledge, AAAI Press, 2010.

Index Terms:
intelligent systems, social and economic computing, social causality, causal scenario, attributional model, knowledge extraction, social reasoning
Citation:
Wenji Mao, Ansheng Ge, Xiaochen Li, "From Causal Scenarios to Social Causality: An Attributional Approach," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 48-57, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIS.2011.79
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.