Accession Number:

ADA470434

Title:

Plenty of Blame to Go Around: A Qualitative Approach to Attribution of Moral Responsibility

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We present a computational model of blame attribution. Recently Mao and Gratch, following Attribution theory, created a computational model that assigned blame to an agent for a negative occurrence. Their model made categorical judgments, and could only assign blame to a single agent. Our model extends this work, using QP theory to provide a continuous model for the parameters involved in attribution and directly capturing the constraints postulated by Attribution theory. This allows our model to infer relative amounts of blame in a situation in a manner that is consistently overall with relative amounts of blame attributed in a psychological experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE