Paper: Some Pragmatic Issues In The Planning Of Definite And Indefinite Noun Phrases

ACL ID P85-1025
Title Some Pragmatic Issues In The Planning Of Definite And Indefinite Noun Phrases
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985
Authors
  • Douglas E. Appelt (SRI International, Menlo Park CA; Stanford University, Stanford CA)

For example. ple. certain planning strategies such as action subsumption {Appelt. 1985} axe applicable only to certain kinds of concept activation actions and not to others. Therefore, even if the complete plan-based analysis of noun ph~ is worked out, the taxonomy of actions presented here will still be of practical importance. Until an analysis like Cohen and Levesque's is worked out, the concept activation actions here will be treated like illocutionary acts in a speech-act theory. When a hearer understands an utterance, he reasons about whether it constitutes an assertion, a request, a warning, etc. Therefore, understanding one of the definite or indefinite noun phrases under consideration in this paper is assumed to entail recognition of what concept activation action the speaker inte...