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Logics of Conversation
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Preface Acknowledgements 1. Motivations 2. Semantic models of discourse interpretation 3. Pragmatic models for discourse interpretation 4. The logical form of discourse 5. Building logical forms for discourse 6. The lexicon and discourse structure 7. Discourse relations. Expand
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Indirect Speech Acts
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We show how a formal semantictheory of discourse interpretation can be used to define speech actsand to avoid murky issues concerning the metaphysics of action. Expand
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Temporal interpretation, discourse relations and commonsense entailment
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This paper presents a formal account of how to determine the discourse relations between propositions introduced in a text, and the relations between the events they describe. Expand
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Metaphor in Discourse
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We showed how to compute metaphorical interpretations from a combination of three mechanisms: lexical rules which specify the range of possible meaning shifts of classes of words; circumscriptive techniques for fleshing out metaphorical interpretation in different pragmatic contexts; and a theory of discourse structure. Expand
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An Algebra for Semantic Construction in Constraint-based Grammars
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We develop a framework for formalizing semantic construction within grammars expressed in typed feature structure logics, including HPSG. Expand
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A Probabilistic Account of Logical Metonymy
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We investigate logical metonymy, that is, constructions in which the argument of a word in syntax appears to be different from that argument in logical form (e.g., enjoy the book means enjoy reading the book, and easy problem means a problem that is easy to solve). Expand
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A Statistical Approach to the Semantics of Verb-Particles
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This paper describes a distributional approach to the semantics of verb-particle constructions (e.g. put up, make off). Expand
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The Semantics and Pragmatics of Presupposition
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In this paper, we offer a novel analysis of presuppositions, paying particular attention to the interaction between the knowledge resources that are required to interpret them. Expand
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Using automatically labelled examples to classify rhetorical relations: an assessment
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We test whether automatically labelled, lexically marked examples are really suitable training material for classifiers that are then applied to unmarked examples. Expand
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Agreement, Disputes and Commitments in Dialogue
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This paper provides a logically precise analysis of agreement and disputes in dialogue. Expand
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