Paper: Case Role Filling As A Side Effect Of Visual Search

ACL ID E83-1031
Title Case Role Filling As A Side Effect Of Visual Search
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983

This paper addresses the problem Of generating communicatively adequate extended responses in the absence of specific knowledge concerning the intensions of the questioner. We formulate and justify a heuristic for the selection of optional deep case slots not contained in the question as candidates for the additional information con- tained in an extended response. It is shown that, in a visually present domain of discourse, case role filling for the construction of an extended response can be regarded as a side effect of the visual search necessary to answer a question con- taining a locomotion verb. The paper describes the various representation constructions used in the German language dialog system HAM-ANS for dealing with the semantics of locomotion verbs and illus- trates their use i...