Abduction, Belief and Context in Dialogue

Studies in computational pragmatics

| Tilburg University
| UMIST, Manchester
ISBN 9789027249838 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556197949 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027275493 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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
An activity-based approach to pragmatics
Jens Allwood
Dialogue pragmatics and context specification
Harry Bunt
Pragmatics in language understanding and cognitively motivated architectures
Gérard Sabah
Dialogue analysis using layered protocols
M. Martin Taylor and David A. Waugh
Coherence and structure in text and discourse
Gisela Redeker
Discourse focus tracking
David Carter
Speech act theory and epistemic planning
Allan Ramsay
Context and form: declarative or interrogative, that is the question
Robbert-Jan Beun
The doxastic-epistemic force of declarative utterances
Elias C.G. Thijsse
A conceptual modelling approach to the implementation of beliefs and intentions
Ralph Meyer
Abduction and induction: a real distinction?
Philip Neal
Laconic discourses and total eclipses: abduction in DICE
Jon Oberlander and Alex Lascarides
Abductive reasoning with knowledge bases for context modelling
Ahmed Guessoum and John D. Gallagher
Abductive speech act recognition, corporate agents, and the COSMA system
Elizabeth Hinkelman and Stephen P. Spackman
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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