Paper: Generating 'Distributed' Referring Expressions: An Initial Report

ACL ID W96-0509
Title Generating 'Distributed' Referring Expressions: An Initial Report
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Poster Session
Year 1996
Authors

However, these verbs differ from a lexical semantics point of view, and different expectations are generated in the three cases. In (lc) H expects the ironing board to be in the basement: the expectation is strong enough that even if a second ironing board is either in sight or salient ill the discourse when S utters (lc), H won't ground a the referent of tile NP the ironing board to the one in sight (although he may presumably ask "Isn't that tile one you need?"). In (3a), the NP the ironing board must refer in the current context, by being either visible or salient in the discourse. (3b) is yet a different (:ase: H will either ground the NP the ironing board to the salient one, if there is one, otherwise he will delay such grounding until he is in tile basement. ill this paper, we descri...