Reference Resolution within the Framework of Cognitive Grammar

Susanne Salmon-Alt 1 Laurent Romary 1
1 LANGUE ET DIALOGUE - Human-machine dialogue with a significant language component
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Following the principles of Cognitive Grammar, we concentrate on a model for reference resolution that attempts to overcome the difficulties previous approaches, based on the fundamental assumption that all reference (independent on the type of the referring expression) is accomplished via access to and restructuring of domains of reference rather than by direct linkage to the entities themselves. The model accounts for entities not explicitly mentioned but understood in a discourse, and enables exploitation of discursive and perceptual context to limit the set of potential referents for a given referring expression. As the most important feature, we note that a single mechanism is required to handle what are typically treated as diverse phenomena. Our approach, then, provides a fresh perspective on the relations between Cognitive Grammar and the problem of reference.
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Susanne Salmon-Alt, Laurent Romary. Reference Resolution within the Framework of Cognitive Grammar. International Colloqium on Cognitive Science, 2001, San Sebastian, Spain. 16 p. ⟨inria-00100430⟩

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