Situated utterances and discourse relations

Matthew Stone, Una Stojnic, Ernest Lepore

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Utterances in situated activity are about the world. Theories and systems normally capture this by assuming references must be resolved to real-world entities in utterance understanding. We describe a number of puzzles and problems for this approach, and propose an alternative semantic representation using discourse relations that link utterances to the nonlinguistic context to capture the contextdependent interpretation of situated utterances. Our approach promises better empirical coverage and more straightforward system building. Substantiating these advantages is work in progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computational Semantics, IWCS 2013 - Potsdam, Germany
Duration: Mar 19 2013Mar 22 2013


Conference10th International Conference on Computational Semantics, IWCS 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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