Paper: Collaborating On Referring Expressions

ACL ID P91-1050
Title Collaborating On Referring Expressions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991

This paper presents a computational model of how conversational participants collaborate in making re- ferring expressions. The model is based on the plan- ning paradigm. It employs plans for constructing and recognizing referring expressions and meta-plans for constructing and recognizing clarifications. This al- lows the model to account for the generation and un- derstanding both of referring expressions and of their clarifications in a uniform framework using a single knowledge base.