Modeling Referential Choice in Discourse: a Cognitive Calculative Approach and a Neural Network Approach

@inproceedings{Grning2004ModelingRC,
  title={Modeling Referential Choice in Discourse: a Cognitive Calculative Approach and a Neural Network Approach},
  author={Andr{\'e} Gr{\"u}ning and Andrej Kibrik},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper we discuss referential choice – the process of referential device selection made by the speaker in the course of discourse production. We aim at explaining the actual referential choices attested in the discourse sample. Two alternative models of referential choice are discussed. The first approach of Kibrik (1996, 1999, 2000) is the cognitive calculative approach. It suggests that referential choice depends on the referent’s current activation score in the speaker’s 1 This… CONTINUE READING
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