Elements of discourse understanding / edited by Aravind K. Joshi, Bonnie L. Webber, Ivan A. Sag.
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Joshi, Aravind K. 1929-
Sag, Ivan A., 1949-2013.
Webber, Bonnie Lynn.
Analyse du discours -- Logiciels -- Congrès.
Computational linguistics -- Congresses.
Discourse analysis -- Data processing -- Congresses.
Discourse analysis -- Data processing.
Linguistique informatique -- Congrès.
Meaning (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Semantics -- Congresses.
Sémantique -- Congrès.
Signification (Psychologie) -- Congrès.
ix, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Papers from a workshop held in May 1978 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The questions of how human beings produce and comprehend language continue to engage a variety of researchers and scholars, and it is becoming increasingly clear that only interdisciplinary approaches will yield productive answers. This complex issue of discourse processing is the subject of this volume, and the contributors address it from the varying perspectives of cognitive psychology linguistics, and computer science. The chapters provide a fascinating overview of emerging theories in the new discipline of cognitive science. A useful introductory chapter by the editors explains the relationships of chapters to one another and outlines the long-term implications of the work they report.
Introduction ---- 1. Definite reference and mutual knowledge --- 2. Speech act assignment --- 3. Focusing and description in natural language dialogues --- 4. Mental models of meaning --- 5. Appropriate responses to inappropriate questions --- 6. A computational theory of human question answering --- 7. A computational account of some constraints on language --- 8. Interactions of modality and negation in English --- 9. Itʹs for your own good: a note on inaccurate reference --- 10. On the inferencing of indefinite this NPs --- 11. Abstract theories of discourse and the formal specifications of programs that converse --- 12. Generating and understanding scene descriptions --- 13. Discourse model synthesis: preliminaries to reference --- 14. Procedural semantics as a theory of meaning.
Philadelphia (Pa., 1978)
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