Relevance and translation

Fabio Alves & José Luiz Gonçalves

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We assume that people have intuitions of relevance: that they can consistently distinguish relevant from irrelevant information, or in some cases more relevant from less relevant information. However, these intuitions are not very easy to elicit or use as evidence. The fact that there is an ordinary language notion of relevance with a fuzzy and variable meaning is a hindrance rather than a help.

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