Work on the generation of pronominal anaphora is somewhat less developed, with researchers often falling back on some notion of focus as the prime determinant of whether pronominalisation is possible; the ma jor problem here is coming up with an independently motivated notion of what it means to be ‘in focus’.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
Although these treatments differ in a number of respects, both characterise effectively the same syntactic constraints on when one-anaphora is possible: the one form is seen to substitute for a head noun and some number of modiﬁers of that noun.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
We can compare these two structures, and allow one-anaphora to be used wherever the type attribute is the same, and zero or more of the other properties are shared.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
In our expository transition from syntactic substitution to semantic substitution, we have effectively shifted the decision to use one-anaphora further back in the generation process.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
In Papers from the Thirteenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Chicago. B Webber [1979] A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
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