Information Sharing: Reference and Presupposition in Language Generation and Interpretation

This book introduces the concept of information sharing as an area of cognitive science, defining it as the process by which speakers depend on given information to convey new information - an idea crucial to language engineering. Where previous work in information sharing was often fragmented between different disciplines, this volume brings together theoretical and applied work and joins computational contributions with papers based on analyses of language corpora and on psycholinguistic experimentation.