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Planning English Sentences

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ISBN-10: 0521438039

ISBN-13: 9780521438032

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas E. Appelt, Steven Bird, Branimir Boguraev, Don Hindle, Martin Kay

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This book is an investigation into the problems of generating natural language utterances to satisfy specific goals the speaker has in mind. It is thus an ambitious and significant contribution to research on language generation in artificial intelligence, which has previously concentrated in the main on the problem of translation from an internal semantic representation into the target language. Dr. Appelt's approach, based on a possible-worlds semantics of an intensional logic of knowledge and action, enables him to develop a formal representation of the effects of illocutionary acts and the speaker's beliefs about the hearer's knowledge of the world. The theory is embodied and…    
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Steven Bird is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and Senior Research Associate in the Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a PhD on computational phonology at the University of Edinburgh in 1990, supervised by Ewan Klein. He later moved to Cameroon to conduct linguistic fieldwork on the Grassfields Bantu languages under the auspices of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. More recently, he spent several years as Associate Director of the Linguistic Data Consortium where he led an R&D team to create models and tools for large databases of annotated text. At Melbourne…    

Preface
Introduction
An overview of related research
Representing knowledge about intensional concepts
Planning to affect an agent's mental state
Planning illocutionary acts
Planning surface linguistic acts
Utterance planning: an example
Utterance planning: the future
Notes
Bibliography