Paper: Accommodating Context Change

ACL ID P92-1013
Title Accommodating Context Change
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

Here we discuss their integration. The effectiveness of the integration depends in part on a representation of events that captures people's uncertainty about their outcome in particular, people's incomplete expectations about the changes effected by events. We propose such a representation and a process of accommodation that makes use of it, and discuss our initial implementation of these ideas. Introduction Consider the following example: Example 1 John made a handbag from an inner-tube. a. He sold it for twenty dollars. b. *He sold them for fifty dollars. c. He had taken it from his brother's car. d. Neither of them was particularly useful. Here two entities are introduced via indefinite noun phrases (NPs) in the first sentence. The alternative follow-ons (a-d) show that subsequent refe...