Information Sharing: Reference and Presupposition in Language Generation and Interpretation / Edition 74

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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.

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Table of Contents

1 Information Packaging: From Cards to Boxes 1
2 Presupposed Propositions in a Corpus of Dialogue 35
3 Explaining Presupposition Triggers 61
4 Demonstratives as Definites 89
5 The use of emphatic reflexives with NPs in English 137
6 The Role of Salience in the Production of Referring Expressions 167
7 Generation of Contextually Appropriate Word Order 193
8 Efficient Context-Sensitive Generation of Referring Expressions 223
9 Generating Descriptions Containing Quantifiers: Aggregation and Search 265
10 Contextual Influences on Attribute Selection for Repeated Descriptions 295
11 Towards the Generation of Document-Deictic References 329
12 Some Observations on Deixis to Properties 355
13 Relevance and Perceptual Constraints in Multimodal Referring Actions 391
Index 411
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