Paper: Computation Of Relative Social Status On The Basis Of Honorification In Korean

ACL ID C96-2117
Title Computation Of Relative Social Status On The Basis Of Honorification In Korean
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper presents a way to compute rela- tive social status of the individuals involved in Korean dialogue. Every Korean sentence indicates whether honorification occurs in it. The occurrence of honorification in a sen- tence is constrained by relative social status of the individuals involved in the sentence. By using the intbrmation about social status and the information about sentence-external individuals such as speaker and addressee, we can explain why a sentence is felicitous in a restricted context and whether a dialogue is coherent or not. Since it is possible and easy to include such contextual intormation in the IfPSG formalism, that formalism is adopted here. The implementation of Korean dialogue processing and the computation of social status is made based on ALE system. 1 P...