Modeling and Using Context: Second International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT'99, Trento, Italy, September 9-11, 1999, Proceedings / Edition 1

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The 33 revised full papers and 21 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 118 papers submitted. The papers address all current aspects of context in various areas suc h as artificial intelligence, formal logics, computer science, computa tional linguistics, cognitive science, pragmatics, and philosophy.

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Strawson on Intended Meaning and Context
V. Akman, F. N. Alpaslan
Epistemic Context, Defeasible Inference and Conversational Implicature
H. Arlo Costa
An Implemented Context System that Combines Belief Reasoning, Metaphor-Based Reasoning and Uncertainty Handling
J. A. Barnden, M. G. Lee
Pragmatic Reasoning: Inferring Contexts
J. Bell
A Model of Context Adapted to Domain-Independent Machine Translation
C. Berthouzoz
Three Forms of Contextual Dependence
C. Bianchi
Context Representation for Dialogue Management
H. Bunt
Ecological Interfaces: Extending the Pointing Paradigm by Visual Context
A. De Angeli, L. Romary, F. Wolff
Formal Context and Morphological Analysis
A.-M. Di Sciullo
The Pragmatic Roots of Context
B. Edmonds
Non-acceptance: Re- or Un-creating Context?
A. Fetzer
Modelling (Un)Bounded Beliefs
C. Ghidini
A Context-Based Logic for Distributed Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
C. Ghidini, L. Serafini
Independence from Context Information Provided by Spatial Signature Learning in a Natural Object Localization Task
G. Giraudet, C. Roumes
Contextual Dependence and the Epistemic Foundations of Dynamic Semantics
W. Hinzen
Dynamics and Automaticity of Context: A Cognitive Modeling Approach
B. Kokinov
A Mental Space Account for Speaker's Empathy: Japanese Profiling Identity vs. English Shading Identity
S. Kozai
On the Role of Context in Relevance-Based Accessibility Ranking of Candidate Referents
T. Matsui
Contextual Inference in Computational Semantics
C. Monz
Contexts and Views in Object-Oriented Languages
R. Motschnig-Pitrik
Objective and Cognitive Context
C. Penco
Dynamics between Contextual Knowledge and Proceduralized Context
J.-Ch. Pomerol, P. Brezillon
A Context-Based Audiovisual Representation Model for Audiovisual Information Systems
Y. Prie, A. Mille, J.-M. Pinon
Putting Similarity Assessment into Context: Matching Functions with the User's Intended Operations
M. A. Rodriguez, M. J. Egenhofer
Presupposition, Implicature and Context in Text Understanding
M. Sbisa
The Formal Structure of Ecological Contexts
B. Smith, A. C. Varzi
Type Theoretic Foundations for Context, Part 1: Contexts as Complex Type-Theoretic Objects
R. H. Thomason
Violation Contexts and Deontic Independence
L. van der Torre
A Model of Explicit Context Representation and Use for Intelligent Agents
R. M. Turner
Context-Scanning Strategy in Temporal Reasoning
N. Vazou
The Role of Context in the Analysis and Design of Agent Programs
W. Wobcke
Context and Supercontext
R. A. Young
The Role of Context in Interpreting Perceived Events as Actions
E. Zibetti, E. Hamilton, C. Tijus
Contexts, Domains, and Software
A. T. Berztiss
Contextual Data and Domain Knowledge for Incorporation in Knowledge Discovery Systems
A. G. Buchner, J. G. Hughes, D. A. Bell
The Differential (?) Processing of Literal and Nonliteral Speech Acts: A Psycholinguistic Approach
M. Champagne, J. Virbel, J.-L. Nespoulous
Open Theories and Abduction for Context and Accommodation
H. Christiansen
Context as Fuzzy Degrees of Acceptability for Knowledge Base Integrity
J. Debenham
Building Context with Intonation
T. Fretheim, W. A. van Dommelen
Parrot-Talk Requires Multiple Context Dimensions
S. Geldof
Contextual Divorces: Towards a Framework for Identifying Critical Context Issues in Collaborative-Argumentation System Design
A. Giboin
The Role of Context in Pronominal Reference to Higher Order Entities in English and Norwegian
J. K. Gundel, K. Borthen, T. Fretheim
Connectionist Analysis and Creation of Context for Natural Language Understanding and Knowledge Management
T. Honkela
The Notion of Context in Organisational Memories
R. Klemke
The Effect of Context Complexity on the Memorisation of Objects
S. Merand, C. Tijus, S. Poitrenaud
Effects of Discourse Context on Inference Computation during Comprehension
Y. Morishima
Counterfactual Reasoning by Means of a Calculus of Narrative Context
R. Nossum, M. Thielscher
Context and Decision Graphs for Incident Management on a Subway Line
L. Pasquier, P. Brezillon, J.-Ch. Pomerol
Using Context to Guide Information Search for Preventive Quality Management
G. Peter, B. Grote
The Context-Dependency of Temporal Reference in Event Semantics
F. Pianesi, A. C. Varzi
How Context Contributes to Metaphor Understanding
B. Pudelko, E. Hamilton, D. Legros, (et al.)
Exploiting Context in Gesture Recognition
J. Sherrah, S. Gong
The Use of Context in the Analysis of Negative Concord and N-words
L. M. Tovena
Aspects of Context for Understanding Multi-modal Communication
E. H. Turner, R. M. Turner, J. Phelps, (et al.)
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