Paper: Understanding Each Other

ACL ID A00-2042
Title Understanding Each Other
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

Although natural language is ambiguous, vari- ous linguistic and extra-linguistic factors often help determine a preferred reading. In this pa- per, we show that model generation can be used to model this process in the case of reciprocal statements. The proposed analysis builds on in- sights from Dalrymple et al. 98 and is shown to provide an integrated, computational account of the interplay between model theoretic inter- pretation, knowledge-based reasoning and pref- erences that characterises the interpretation of reciprocals.