Paper: Intergrating Symbolic And Statistical Representations: The Lexicon Pragmatics Interface

ACL ID P97-1018
Title Intergrating Symbolic And Statistical Representations: The Lexicon Pragmatics Interface
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

We describe a formal framework for inter- pretation of words and compounds in a discourse context which integrates a sym- bolic lexicon/grammar, word-sense proba- bilities, and a pragmatic component. The approach is motivated by the need to han- dle productive word use. In this paper, we concentrate on compound nominals. We discuss the inadequacies of approaches which consider compound interpretation as either wholly lexico-grammatical or wholly pragmatic, and provide an alternative inte- grated account.