Questions in Dialogue
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- Asher, N. & Lascarides, A. Linguistics and Philosophy (1998) 21: 237. doi:10.1023/A:1005364332007
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In this paper we explore how compositional semantics, discourse structure, and the cognitive states of participants all contribute to pragmatic constraints on answers to questions in dialogue. We synthesise formal semantic theories on questions and answers with techniques for discourse interpretation familiar from computational linguistics, and show how this provides richer constraints on responses in dialogue than either component can achieve alone.
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