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Clarification potential of instructions

Luciana Benotti 1 
1 TALARIS - Natural Language Processing: representation, inference and semantics
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Our hypothesis is that conversational implicatures are a rich source of clarification questions. In this paper we do two things. First, we motivate the hypothesis in theoretical, practical and empirical terms. Second, we present a framework for generating the clarification potential of an instruction by inferring its conversational implicatures with respect to a particular context. General means-ends inference, beyond classical planning, turns out to be crucial.
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Luciana Benotti. Clarification potential of instructions. The 10th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, Sep 2009, London, United Kingdom. ⟨inria-00424676⟩



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