Centering: A Framework for Modeling the Local Coherence of Discourse

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Title: Centering: A Framework for Modeling the Local Coherence of Discourse
Author: Grosz, Barbara; Weinstein, Scott; Joshi, Aravind

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Citation: Grosz, Barbara J., Aravind K. Joshi, and Scott Weinstein. 1995. Centering: A framework for modeling the local coherence of discourse. Computational Linguistics 21 (2): 203-225.
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Abstract: This paper concerns relationships among focus of attention, choice of referring expression, and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment. It presents a framework and initial theory of centering intended to model the local component of attentional state. The paper examines interactions between local coherence and choice of referring expressions; it argues that differences in coherence correspond in part to the inference demands made by different types of referring expressions, given a particular attentional state. It demonstrates that the attentional state properties modeled by centering can account for these differences.
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