Tom Williams and Stephanie Schreitter and Saurav Acharya and Matthias Scheutz


AAAI Fall Symposium on AI and HRI

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Natural language dialogue provides the opportunity for truly natural human-robot interaction. A robot participating in natural language dialogue must identify or create new representations for referenced entities if it is to discuss, reason about, or perform actions involving that entity, a capability known as reference resolution. In previous work we presented algorithms for resolving references occurring in definite noun phrases. In this paper we propose an algorithm for resolving references in a wider array of linguistic forms, using the Givenness Hierarchy.