An Incremental Model of Anaphora and Reference Resolution Based on Resource Situations

Massimo Poesio, Hannes Rieser

Abstract


Notwithstanding conclusive psychological and corpus evidence that at least some aspects of anaphoric and referential interpretation take place incrementally, and the existence of some computational models of incremental reference resolution, many aspects of the linguistics of incremental refer- ence interpretation still have to be better understood. We propose a model of incremental reference interpretation based on Loebner’s theory of definiteness and on the theory of anaphoric accessibil- ity via resource situations developed in Situation Semantics, and show how this model can account for a variety of psychological results about incremental reference interpretation.

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