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Author Creswell, Cassandre
Title Discourse Function and Syntactic Form in Natural Language Generation
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (179 pages)
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Series Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics Ser
Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics Ser
Note Book Cover -- Series Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedications -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background: Previous Work and Relevant Theory -- 3. A Goal-based Model of Syntactic Choice -- 4. An Empirical Study of Discourse Structure and Non-canonical Word Order -- 5. Conclusions and Future Directions -- Bibliography -- Index
Users of natural languages have many word orders with which to encode the same truth-conditional meaning. They choose contextually appropriate strings from these many ways with little conscious effort and with effective communicative results. Previous computational models of when English speakers produce non-canonical word orders, like topicalization, left-dislocation and clefts, fail. The primary goal of this book is to present a better model of when speakers choose to produce certain non-canonical word orders by incorporating the effects of discourse context and speaker goals on syntactic choice. This book makes extensive use of previously unexamined naturally occurring corpus data of non-canonical word order in English, both to illustrate the points of the theoretical model and to train the statistical model
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Creswell, Cassandre Discourse Function and Syntactic Form in Natural Language Generation Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415971041
Subject Computational linguistics.;Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax -- Data processing.;Discourse analysis -- Data processing
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