Paper: Semantic Interpretation Of Pragmatic Clues: Connectives Modal Verbs And Indirect Speech Acts

ACL ID C88-1039
Title Semantic Interpretation Of Pragmatic Clues: Connectives Modal Verbs And Indirect Speech Acts
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

Much work in current research in the field of semantic - pragmatic analysis has been concerned with the interpre- tation of natural language utterances in the context of dialogs. In this paper, however, we will present methods for a primary pragmatic analysis of single utterances. Our investigations involve problems which are not currently well understood, for example how to infer the speaker's intentions by using interpretation of connectives and modal verbs. This work k,; part of the joint project WlSBER which is supported by the German Federal Ministery for Research and Technology. The partners in the project are: Nixdorf Computer AG, SCS GmbH, Siemens AG, the University of Hamburg and the University of Saarbrticken.