Contexts, Oracles, and Relevance

Akman, Varol and Surav, Mehmet (1995) Contexts, Oracles, and Relevance. [Conference Paper]

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We focus on how we should define the relevance of information to a context for information processing agents, such as oracles. We build our formalization of relevance upon works in pragmatics which refer to contextual information without giving any explicit representation of context. We use a formalization of context (due to us) in Situation Theory, and demonstrate its power in this task. We also discuss some computational aspects of this formalization.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:context, commonsense reasoning, situation theory, situation semantics, oracle, relevance theory, knowledge representation, inference.
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Language
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Linguistics > Semantics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Logic
ID Code:473
Deposited By: Akman, Varol
Deposited On:24 Jun 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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