Explorer Integrating Non-Linguistic Events into Discourse Structure

  title={Explorer Integrating Non-Linguistic Events into Discourse Structure},
  author={Julie Hunter IRIT and Nicholas Asher IRIT},
  • Julie Hunter IRIT, Nicholas Asher IRIT
  • Published 2017
Interpreting an utterance sometimes depends on the presence and nature of non-linguistic actions. In this paper, we motivate and develop a semantic model of embodied interaction in which the contribution that non-linguistic events make to the content of the interaction is dependent on their rhetorical connections to other actions, both linguistic and non-linguistic. We support our claims with concrete examples from a corpus of online chats, comparing annotations of the linguistic-only content… CONTINUE READING

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