9.2 Discourse understanding

Let us see how we can model discourse understanding using tableaux-based model generation. Up to now, we've only looked at single sentences, but we will show that it presents no problem in principle for our tableaux-based method to process multiple sentences incrementally. For simplicity we shall simply take a discourse to be a sequence of single sentences, disregarding facets such as anaphora, presupposition, or rhetorical structure. Even using this simplistic abstraction, we have quite some interesting problems to solve.

Aljoscha Burchardt, Stephan Walter, Alexander Koller, Michael Kohlhase, Patrick Blackburn and Johan Bos
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