Paper: Contextual Preferences

ACL ID P08-1078
Title Contextual Preferences
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

The validity of semantic inferences depends on the contexts in which they are applied. We propose a generic framework for handling contextual considerations within applied in- ference, termed Contextual Preferences. This framework defines the various context-aware components needed for inference and their relationships. Contextual preferences extend and generalize previous notions, such as se- lectional preferences, while experiments show that the extended framework allows improving inference quality on real application data.