Paper: Centering In Dynamic Semantics

ACL ID C96-1088
Title Centering In Dynamic Semantics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

Centering theory posits a discourse center, a distinguished discourse en- tity that is the topic of a discourse. A simplified version of this theory is developed in a Dynamic Seman- tics framework. In dm resulting sys- tem, the mechanism of center sh/ft allows a simple, elegant analysis of a variety of phenomena involving sloppy identity in ellipsis at~d "pay- check pronom~s".