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Publications in Discourse Analysis

Jerry R. Hobbs
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California
Marina del Rey, California

All publications are available from the author: hobbs@isi.edu

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2011. " `the', 'a', and '' ", to appear in V. Kordoni (ed.), Festschrift for Hans Uszkoreit, CSLI Publications. [pdf, 178K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2011.  "Questions in Decision-Making Dialogues", to appear in J. de Ruiter (ed.), Questions:  Formal, Functional, and Interactional Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. [pdf, 180K]

Blythe, James,  Jerry R. Hobbs, Pedro Domingos, Rohit Kate, and Raymond Mooney, 2011.  "Implementing Weighted Abduction in Markov Logic", in J. Bos and S. Pulman (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), January 2011, pp. 55-64. [pdf, 75K]

Ovchinnikova, Ekaterina, Niloofar Montazeri, Theodore Alexandrov, Jerry R. Hobbs, Michael C. McCord, and Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, 2011.  "Abductive Reasoning with a Large Knowledge Base for Discourse Processing", in J. Bos and S. Pulman (eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2011), January 2011, pp. 225-234. [pdf, 120K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2010.  "Clause-Internal Coherence", in P. Kühnlein, A. Benz, and C. Sidner (eds.), Constraints in Discourse 2, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 15-34. [pdf, 155K]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, 2008.  ``Using Abduction for Video-Text Coreference'', Proceedings, BOEMIE Workshop, Koblenz, Germany, December 2008. [pdf, 501KB]

Waldinger, Richard, Douglas E. Appelt, Jennifer L. Dungan, John Fry, Jerry Hobbs, David J. Israel, Peter Jarvis, David Martin, Susanne Riehemann, Mark E. Stickel, and Mabry Tyson, 2004.   ``Deductive Question Answering from Multiple Resources", in M. Maybury (Ed.), New Directions in Question Answering, AAAI Press/MIT Press, pp. 253-262. [pdf, 1.2MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2004. ``Modélisation du discours: visées et structures du discours'', (trans. by Colette Corblin), to appear in C. Gardent and F. Corblin, Interpreter en contexte, Hermes Science Publishing Ltd, Paris. [pdf,500KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2004. ``Abduction in Natural Language Understanding'', in L. Horn and G. Ward (eds.), Handbook of Pragmatics, pp. 724-741, Blackwell. [ps,239KB] [pdf,135KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2004. ``Abduction in Natural Language Understanding'', original longer version of paper. [ps,253KB] [pdf,286KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2002. ```the''', Proceedings, 2002 International Symposium on reference Resolution for Natural Language Processing, pp. 45-49, Alicante, Spain, June 2002. [ps,186KB] [pdf, 112KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 2001. ``Syntax and Metonymy'', in P. Bouillon and F. Busa (Eds.), The Language of Word Meaning, Cambridge University Press, pp. 290-311. [ps, 177KB] [pdf, 164KB]

Kehler, Andrew, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1999.``Multimodal Access to Spatial Data'' (with Andrew Kehler), Proceedings, Human Computer Interaction Grantees' Workshop, pp. 79-83, Orlando, FL, February 1999.

Andrew Kehler, Jean-Claude Martin, Adam Cheyer, Luc Julia, Jerry R. Hobbs, and John Bear, 1998. ``On Representing Salience and Reference in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction'', Proceedings AAAI-98 Workshop on Representations for Multi-modal Human-Computer Interaction, Madison, 1998. [pdf, 158KB]

Thomason, Richmond H., and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1997. ``Interrelating Interpretation and Generation in an Abductive Framework'', Proceedings, AAAI Fall Symposium Workshop on Communicative Action in Humans and Machines, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1997, pp. 97-105.

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Gisela Redeker, 1997. ``A Note on Coherence Relations'', unpublished manuscript.[ps, 153KB] [pdf, 157KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Andrew Kehler, 1997. `` A Theory of Parallelism and the Case of VP Ellipsis '', Proceedings, 35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 394-401, Madrid, Spain, July 1997.[ps, 149KB] [pdf, 166KB]

Thomason, Richmond H., Jerry R. Hobbs, and Johanna D. Moore, 1996. ``Communicative Goals'', Proceedings, ECAI Workshop on Gaps and Bridges: New Directions in Planning and NLG, Budapest, Hungary, August 1996, pp. 7-12. [ps, 79KB] [pdf, 99KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1996. ``On the Relation Between the Informational and Intentional Perspectives on Discourse'', in Computational and Conversational Discourse: Burning Issues--An Interdisciplinary Account, NATO ASI Series, Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences, Vol. 151, E. Hovy and D. Scott, editors, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 139-157.[ps, 187KB] [pdf, 178KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1995. ``A Critical Creative Moment in Learning and Poetry'', Proceedings, Workshop on Cognition and Creativity, Albi, France, January 1995.[ps, 146KB] [pdf, 176KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1993. ``Summaries from Structure'', Proceedings, Workshop on Summarizing Text for Intelligent Communication, B. Endres-Niggemeyer, J. Hobbs, and K. Sparck Jones, editors, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, December 1993. [pdf, 518KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1993. ``An Approach to the Structure of Discourse'', probably not to be published in D. Everett, ed., Discourse: Linguistic, Computational, and Philosophical Perspectives.[ps, 246KB] [pdf, 226KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., Mark Stickel, Douglas Appelt, and Paul Martin, 1993. ``Interpretation as Abduction'', Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 63, Nos. 1-2, pp. 69-142. [ps, 480KB] [pdf, 415KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1993. ``Information, Intention, and Structure in Discourse'', paper delivered at the NATO Workshop on Burning Issues in Discourse, Maratea, Italy, April 1993.[ps, 227KB] [pdf, 255KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1992. ``Metaphor and Abduction'', in A. Ortony, J. Slack, and O. Stock, eds., Communication from an Artificial Intelligence Perspective: Theoretical and Applied Issues, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 35-58. Also published as SRI Technical Note 508, SRI International, Menlo Park, California. August 1991.[ps, 212KB] [pdf, 214KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., Douglas E. Appelt, John Bear, Mabry Tyson, and David Magerman, 1991. ``The TACITUS System: The MUC-3 Experience'', SRI Technical Note 511, SRI International, Menlo Park, California. November 1991. [ps, 189KB] [pdf, 192KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., Mark Stickel, Douglas Appelt, and Paul Martin, 1990. ``Interpretation as Abduction'', SRI Technical Note 499, SRI International, Menlo Park, California. December 1990. [ps, 468KB] [pdf, 517KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``Matter, Levels, and Consciousness'', commentary on John Searle's ``Consciousness, Explanatory Inversion, and Cognitive Science'', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 610-611, December 1990.[ps, 55KB] [pdf, 69KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Megumi Kameyama, 1990. ``Translation by Abduction'', in H. Karlgren, ed., Proceedings, Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Helsinki, Finland, Vol. 3, pp. 155-161, August, 1990. [ps, 141KB] [pdf, 181KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. Literature and Cognition, Lecture Notes, Number 21, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford, California.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ```Lawrence of virtuous father virtuous son': A Coherence Analysis'', Chapter 6 in Literature and Cognition, Lecture Notes, Number 21, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford, California, pp. 115-130.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``Interpreting Metaphors'', Chapter 4 in Literature and Cognition, Lecture Notes, Number 21, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford, California, pp. 51-81. [pdf, 5.1MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``Imagining, Fiction, and Narrative'', Chapter 2 in Literature and Cognition, Lecture Notes, Number 21, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford, California, pp. 33-40. [pdf, 737KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``Artificial Intelligence and Collective Intentionality (A Reply to John Searle)'', in Intentions in Communication, P. Cohen, J. Morgan, and M. Pollack, editors, Bradford Books (MIT Press), Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 445-460. [pdf, 14.1MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``The Pierrehumbert-Hirschberg Theory of Intonational Meaning Made Simple'', in Intentions in Communication, P. Cohen, J. Morgan, and M. Pollack, editors, Bradford Books (MIT Press), Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 313-324. [pdf, 1.3MB]

Tyson, Mabry, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1990. ``Domain-Independent Task Specification in the TACITUS Natural Language System'', Technical Note 488, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, May 1990. [ps,188KB] [pdf, 223KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., (1990) ``Topic Drift'', in Conversational Organization and its Development, B. Dorval, editor, Ablex Publishing Corp., Norwood, New Jersey, pp. 3-22. [pdf 1.23MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1990. ``An Integrated Abductive Framework for Discourse Interpretation'', Proceedings, AAAI Spring Symposium on Abduction, Stanford, California, March 1990.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1989. ``Are Explanatory Coherence and a Connectionist Model Necessary?'', commentary on Paul Thagard's ``Explanatory Coherence'', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 476-477, September 1989.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1989. ``The Use of Abduction in Natural Language Processing'', Proceedings, Nagoya International Symposium on Knowledge Information and Intelligent Communication, Nagoya, Japan, November 1989.

Hobbs, Jerry R., Mark Stickel, Paul Martin, and Douglas Edwards, 1988. ``Interpretation as Abduction'', Proceedings, 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 95-103, Buffalo, New York, June 1988.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1988. ``Against Confusion'', Diacritics, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 1988, pp. 78-92.[ps, 141KB] [pdf, 148KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Paul Martin 1987. ``Local Pragmatics''. Proceedings, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 520-523. Milano, Italy, August 1987.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1987. ``Implicature and Definite Reference'', Report No. CSLI-88-99, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Hobbs, Jerry R., (1986) ``Overview of the TACITUS Project'', Computational Linguistics, Vol. 12, No. 3.

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Michael Agar (1985) ``The Coherence of Incoherent Discourse'', Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol. 4, nos. 3-4, pp. 213-232. [pdf 1.82MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1985. ``On the Coherence and Structure of Discourse'', Report No. CSLI-85-37, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University.[pdf, 208KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1984. ``Perche il Discorso E Coerente?'' (Graziella Tonfoni, trans.) Quaderni di Ricerca Linguistica, pp. 5-53, 1984.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1983. ``Metaphor Interpretation as Selective Inferencing: Cognitive Processes in Understanding Metaphor'', Empirical Studies in the Arts, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 17-34, and Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 125-142. [pdf, 4.3MB]

Agar, Michael, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1983. ``Natural Plans'', (with Michael Agar), Ethos, Vol. 11, pp. 33-48, 1983. [pdf 1.44MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1982. ``Review of Robert de Beaugrande's Text, Discourse, and Process: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science of Texts'', Language and Society, Vol. 11, pp. 291-297, 1982.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1982. ``Towards an Understanding of Coherence in Discourse'', in Strategies for Natural-Language Processing, W. Lehnert and M. Ringle, editors, pp. 223-244, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoicates, Inc., Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Agar, Michael, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1982. ``Interpreting Discourse: Coherence and the Analysis of Ethnographic Interviews'', Discourse Processes, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-32. [pdf 2.34MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., and Michael Agar 1981. ``Text Plans and World Plans in Natural Discourse'', Proceedings, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 190-196. Vancouver, B.C. August 1981. [pdf 736KB]

Agar, Michael, and Jerry R. Hobbs, 1981. ``Growing Schemas out of Interviews'', Proceedings, Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berkeley, California, pp. 191-192, August 1981, [pdf 1.37MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1980. ``Interpreting Natural Language Discourse'', Final Report, National Science Foundation Research Grant No. MCS 78-07121. July 1980.

Hobbs, Jerry R. and David Andreoff Evans, 1980. ``Conversation as Planned Behavior,'' Cognitive Science, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 349-377. [pdf 4.02MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1980. ``Selective Inferencing'', Proceedings, Third National Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, pp. 101-114, Victoria, British Columbia, May 1980.

Hobbs, Jerry, 1979, ``Coherence and Coreference'', Cognitive Science, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 67-90. [pdf 1.84MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1978. ``Coherence in English Discourse'', Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Bergen, Norway, August 1978.

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1978. ``Why is Discourse Coherent?'' SRI Technical Note 176, SRI International, Menlo Park, California. November 1978. Also in Fritz Neubauer, Ed., Coherence in Natural-Language Texts, pp. 29-69. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag. 1983.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1978, ``Resolving Pronoun References'', Lingua, Vol. 44, pp. 311-338. Also in Readings in Natural Language Processing, B. Grosz, K. Sparck-Jones, and B. Webber, editors, pp. 339-352, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Los Altos, California. [pdf, 1.1MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1977.  "Thirty-Eight Examples of Elusive Antecedents from Published Text",  Research Report 77-2, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York,  August 1977. [pdf, 761KB]

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1977. ``From English Descriptions of Algorithms into Programs'', Proceedings, Annual Conference, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 323-329, Seattle, Washington, October 1977.

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1977. ``What the Nature of Natural Language Tells us about How to Make Natural-language-like Programming Languages More Natural'', Proceedings, Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Programming Languages, pp. 85-93. Rochester, New York, August 1977.

Hobbs, Jerry R. (1977) ``From `Well-Written' Algorithm Descriptions into Code'', Research Report 77-1, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York. July 1977.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1976. ``A Computational Approach to Discourse Analysis''. Research Report 76-2, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York. December 1976.

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1976. ``Pronoun Resolution''. Research Report 76-1, Department of Computer Sciences, City College, City University of New York. August 1976. [pdf, 2.2MB]

Hobbs, Jerry R., 1975. ``A General System for Semantic Analysis of English and its Use in Drawing Maps from Directions''. American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Microfiche 32.

Hobbs, Jerry R. 1974. ``A Model for Natural Language Semantics, Part I: The Model.'' Research Report #36, Department of Computer Science, Yale University. October 1974.




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