Paper: Incremental Interpretation: Applications Theory And Relationship To Dynamic Semantics

ACL ID C94-2120
Title Incremental Interpretation: Applications Theory And Relationship To Dynamic Semantics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

Why should computers interpret language incremen- tally? In recent years psycholinguistic evidence for in- cremental interpretation has become more and more compelling, suggesting that humans perlTorm semantic interpretation before constituent boundaries, possibly word by word. However, possible computational ap- plications have received less attention. In this paper we consider various potential applications, in parti- cular graphical interaction and dialogue. We then re- view the theoretical and computational tools available for mapping from fragments of sentences to flflly sco- ped semantic representations. Finally, we tease apart the relationship between dynamic semantics and in- creinental interpretation. APPLICATIONS Following the work of, for example, Marslen-Wilson (1973),.lust and...