RE: SV: API for RDF: locutor

In speech act theory (the stuff that KQML and FIPA systems are based on),
the locutor is the one who says the speech act (or statement). The other
''acts" of a speech act are illocution (what you do in saying it), and
perlocution (what you intend by saying it).  Speech acts are all about the
idea that utterances are as much about getting an agent to do something, as
making true statements about the world.

locutionary act: the utterance, (*not* the content)
illocutionary act: informing whoever the utterance is directed at.
perlocutionary act: the intentional effect of the utterance


Received on Friday, 10 March 2000 04:14:16 UTC