Japanese Discourse and the Process of Centering

@article{Walker1994JapaneseDA,
  title={Japanese Discourse and the Process of Centering},
  author={Marilyn A. Walker and Masayo Iida and Sharon Cote},
  journal={Computational Linguistics},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={193-232}
}
This paper has three aims: (1) to generalize a computational account of the discourse process called CENTERING, (2) to apply this account to discourse processing in Japanese so that it can be used in computational systems for machine translation or language understanding, and (3) to provide some insights on the effect of syntactic factors in Japanese on discourse interpretation. We argue that while discourse interpretation is an inferential process, syntactic cues constrain this process, and… CONTINUE READING
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