Chapter 26. Pragmatics and Computational Linguistics

  1. Laurence R. Horn and
  2. Gregory Ward
  1. Daniel Jurafsky

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756959.ch26

The Handbook of Pragmatics

The Handbook of Pragmatics

How to Cite

Jurafsky, D. (2006) Pragmatics and Computational Linguistics, in The Handbook of Pragmatics (eds L. R. Horn and G. Ward), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756959.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631225478

Online ISBN: 9780470756959



  • computational pragmatics;
  • computational linguistics;
  • computational models;
  • artificial agents;
  • language engineering


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Speech Act Interpretation: the Problem, and a Quick Historical Overview

  • The Plan Inference (or BDI) Model of Speech Act Interpretation

  • The Cue-based Model of Speech Act Interpretation

  • Conclusion