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Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

Information Sharing

Reference and Presupposition in Language Generation and Interpretation

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

Information Sharing

Reference and Presupposition in Language Generation and Interpretation

This book introduces the concept of information sharing as an area of cognitive science, defining it as the process by which speakers depend on "given" information to convey "new" information—an idea crucial to language engineering. Where previous work in information sharing was often fragmented between different disciplines, this volume brings together theoretical and applied work, and joins computational contributions with papers based on analyses of language corpora and on psycholinguistic experimentation.

428 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2002

Lecture Notes

Cognitive Science: Language

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics, Language History and Language Universals


Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface

1. Information Packaging: From Cards to Boxes
Herman Hendriks

2. Presupposed Propositions in a Corpus of Dialogue
Jennifer Spenader

3. Explaining Presupposition Triggers
Henk Zeevat

4. Demonstratives as Definites
Craige Roberts

5. The use of emphatic reflexives with NPs in English
Cassandre Creswell

6. The Role of Salience in the Production of Referring Expressions
Rosemary Stevenson

7. Generation of Contextually Appropriate Word Order
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Geert-Jan Kruijff and John Bateman
 
8. Efficient Context-Sensitive Generation of Referring Expressions
Emiel Krahmer and Mariët Theune

9. Generating Descriptions Containing Quantifiers: Aggregation and Search
Norman Creaney

10. Contextual Influences on Attribute Selection for Repeated Descriptions
Pamela W. Jordan

11. Towards the Generation of Document-Deictic References
Ivandre Paraboni and Kees van Deemter

12. Some Observations on Deixis to Properties
Elizabeth Klipple and John Gurney

13. Relevance and Perceptual Constraints in Multimodal Referring Actions
Frédéric Landragin, Antonella De Angeli, Frédéric Wolff, Patrice Lopez and Laurent Romary
 
Index

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