Paper: Computational Linguistics And Linguistic Theory

ACL ID C73-2027
Title Computational Linguistics And Linguistic Theory
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1973

forms. We find two other kinds of semantic processes, also represented in Winograd's system. Interpretation processes have long been studied by logicians. They consist in putting the abstract forms which we hold into correspond- ence with a portion of some universe. Evaluation processes consist in reaching decisions as to the response which is appropriate in a partic- ular case. An important point to keep in mind is that such processes are not limited to speech activity. They are ever present in our con- scious life. We can look upon speech as a particularly effective way of nudging someone's cognitive activity in a certain direction. That this particularly effective tool need not always be successful is apparent in all cases where the hearer fails to understand, misunderstands, etc. 3.3. ...