Abduction, Belief and Context in Dialogue

Studies in computational pragmatics

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| Tilburg University
| UMIST, Manchester
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Language is always generated and interpreted in a certain context, and the semantic, syntactic, and lexical properties of linguistic expressions reflect this. Interactive language understanding systems, such as language-based dialogue systems, therefore have to apply contextual information to interpret their inputs and to generate appropriate outputs, but are in practice very poor at this. This book contains a number of studies in Computational Pragmatics, the newly emerging field of study of how contextual information can be effectively brought to bear in language understanding and generation. The various chapters center around the conceptual, formal and computational modeling of context in general, of the relevant beliefs of dialogue participants in particular, and of the reasoning that may be applied to relate linguistic phenomena to aspects of the dialogue context.
These issues are discussed both from a theoretical point of view and in relation to their roles in prototypical language understanding systems.
[Natural Language Processing, 1]  2000.  vii, 471 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The ABC of Computational Pragmatics
Harry Bunt and William Black
1–46
An activity-based approach to pragmatics
Jens Allwood
47–80
Dialogue pragmatics and context specification
Harry Bunt
81–149
Pragmatics in language understanding and cognitively motivated architectures
Gérard Sabah
151–188
Dialogue analysis using layered protocols
M. Martin Taylor and David A. Waugh
189–232
Coherence and structure in text and discourse
Gisela Redeker
233–264
Discourse focus tracking
David Carter
265–292
Speech act theory and epistemic planning
Allan Ramsay
293–310
Context and form: declarative or interrogative, that is the question
Robbert-Jan Beun
311–326
The doxastic-epistemic force of declarative utterances
Elias C.G. Thijsse
327–352
A conceptual modelling approach to the implementation of beliefs and intentions
Ralph Meyer
353–380
Abduction and induction: a real distinction?
Philip Neal
381–390
Laconic discourses and total eclipses: abduction in DICE
Jon Oberlander and Alex Lascarides
391–412
Abductive reasoning with knowledge bases for context modelling
Ahmed Guessoum and John D. Gallagher
413–428
Abductive speech act recognition, corporate agents, and the COSMA system
Elizabeth Hinkelman and Stephen P. Spackman
429–455
List of contributors
457–459
Index
461–471
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00057204