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
Authors

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.