Paper: DP: A Detector For Presuppositions In Survey Questions

ACL ID A00-1013
Title DP: A Detector For Presuppositions In Survey Questions
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper describes and evaluates a detector of presuppositions (DP) for survey questions. Incorrect presuppositions can make it difficult to answer a question correctly. Since they can be difficult to detect, DP is a useful tool for questionnaire designer. DP performs well using local characteristics of presuppositions. It reports the presupposition to the survey methodologist who can determine whether the presupposition is valid.