Links Between Situation and Language Use: Towards a More Coherent Interaction

Michael Elhadad, Columbia University. Computer Science
This paper is a survey of the techniques used to take into account the influence of situation in Natural Language (NL) systems. A model of the influence of situation on language use will provide a coherent interaction between a program and its users. We propose a classification in three types of the characteristics of situation according to the way they affect language use: linguistic, semantic and pragmatic, and we study the different techniques developed for each of them. We also contrast
more » ... e also contrast these techniques to linguistic theories dealing with the issue.
doi:10.7916/d8fn1f7h fatcat:knwjjjmnnrad7baw5db25eb6uq