Inferring discourse relations in context

Alex Lascarides, Nicholas Asher, Jon Oberlander

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We investigate various contextual effects on text interpretation, and account for them by providing contextual constraints in a logical theory of text interpretation. On the basis of the way these constraints interact with the other knowledge sources, we draw some general conclusions about the role of domain-specific information, top-down and bottom-up discourse information flow, and the usefulness of formalisation in discourse theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics
Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameACL '92
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics

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