Paper: Exploiting Conversational Implicature For Generating Concise Explanations

ACL ID E91-1033
Title Exploiting Conversational Implicature For Generating Concise Explanations
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

This paper presents an approach for achieving conciseness in generating explanations, which is clone by exploiting formal reconstructions of aspects of the Gricean principle of relevance to simulate conversational implicature. By apply- ing contextually motivated inference rules in an anticipation feed-back loop, a set of propo- sitions explicitly representing an explanation's content is reduced to a subset which, in the actual context, can still be considered to convey the message adequately.