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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Linguistic Approaches to Lying and Deception

Karol J. Hardin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Lying

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 6502 words.

This chapter examines approaches to lying and deception within a linguistic framework by studying lying as it relates to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics....

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Distributivity

Kristen Syrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 5892 words.

This chapter introduces the related topics of distributivity, collectivity, and cumulativity. Evidence is reviewed for the availability of multiple readings of ambiguous sentences that...

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Antecedent-Contained Deletion

Kristen Syrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 5764 words.

This chapter introduces the linguistic phenomenon of Antecedent-Contained Deletion (ACD): a type of construction in which a site of Verb Phrase Ellipsis (VPE) is contained in the antecedent...

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Question Answering

Sanda Harabagiu and Dan Moldovan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics

January 2005; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics. 8018 words.

Textual Question Answering (QA) identifies the answer to a question in large collections of on-line documents. By providing a small set of exact answers to questions, QA takes a step closer...

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Counterfactuals

Heather Ferguson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 8690 words.

This chapter explores counterfactual language understanding (e.g. If money grew on trees…), which requires false information to be accepted as temporarily true (and vice versa). First,...

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Constraint-Based Pragmatic Processing

Judith Degen and Michael K. Tanenhaus.

in The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Pragmatics. 8540 words.

Processing language requires integrating information from multiple sources, including context, world knowledge, and the linguistic signal itself. How is this information integrated? A range...

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