Co-reference and reasoning.

  title={Co-reference and reasoning.},
  author={Clare Walsh and Philip N. Johnson-Laird},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={32 1},
Co-reference occurs when two or more noun phrases refer to the same individual, as in the following inferential problem: Mark is kneeling by the fire or he is looking at the TV but not both. / Mark is kneeling by the fire. / Is he looking at the TV? In three experiments, we compared co-referential reasoning problems with problems referring to different individuals. Experiment 1 showed that co-reference improves accuracy. In Experiment 2, we replicated that finding and showed that co-reference… CONTINUE READING

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