Links Between Situation and Language Use: Towards a More Coherent Interaction

Elhadad, Michael

This paper is a survey of the techniques used to take into account the influence of situation in Natural Language (NL) systems. A model of the influence of situation on language use will provide a coherent interaction between a program and its users. We propose a classification in three types of the characteristics of situation according to the way they affect language use: linguistic, semantic and pragmatic, and we study the different techniques developed for each of them. We also contrast these techniques to linguistic theories dealing with the issue.



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Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-289-87
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December 2, 2011