Conversational Implicatures in Indirect Replies

  title={Conversational Implicatures in Indirect Replies},
  author={Nancy Green and Sandra Carberry},
I In this paper we present algorithms for the interpretation and generation of a kind of particu-larized conversational implicature occurring in certain indirect replies. Our algorithms make use of discourse expectations, discourse plans, and discourse relations. The algorithms calculate implica-tures of discourse units of one or more sentences. Our approach has several advantages. First, by taking discourse relations into account, it can capture a variety of implicatures not handled before… CONTINUE READING

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