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dc.contributor.authorGatt, Albert
dc.contributor.authorKrahmer, Emiel
dc.contributor.authorvan Gompel, Roger P. G.
dc.contributor.authorvan Deemter, Kees
dc.identifier.citationGatt, A., Krahmer, E., van Gompel, R. P., & van Deemter, K. (2013). Production of referring expressions: preference trumps discrimination. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin. 483-488.en_GB
dc.description.abstractWhen referring to an object using a description, speak- ers need to select properties which jointly distinguish it from any potential distractors. Previous empirical and computational work addressing this content selec- tion process has highlighted the role of both (i) the dis- criminatory power of properties of a referent, i.e. how many of the distractors in a domain each property ex- cludes; (ii) how inherently salient or preferred a property is. To date, there has been no attempt to systematically investigate the trade-o between these two potentially competing motivations. This paper investigates experi- mentally the extent to which speakers take discrimina- tory power versus preference into account during con- tent selection for reference production. Our results sug- gest that discriminatory power in fact plays a relatively unimportant role. We discuss the implications of this for computational models of reference production.en_GB
dc.publisherCognitive Science Societyen_GB
dc.subjectNatural language processing (Computer science)en_GB
dc.subjectCorpora (Linguistics)en_GB
dc.subjectLinguistic analysis (Linguistics)en_GB
dc.titleProduction of referring expressions : preference trumps discriminationen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencename35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Societyen_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceBerlin, Germany, 31/07-3/08/2013en_GB
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