The utility of vagueness: does it lie elsewhere?

Authors: Green, M.J. and van Deemter, K.

Conference: PRE-CogSci 2013 -- Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference. 35th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013)

Dates: 31 July-3 August 2013

Journal: Production of referring expressions: Bridging the gap between cognitive and computational approaches to reference

Abstract:

Much of everyday language is vague, yet standard game-theoretic models do not find any utility of vagueness in cooperative situations. We report a novel experiment, the fourth in a series that aims to discern the utility of vagueness from the utility of other factors that come together with vagueness. We argue that the results support a view of vagueness where the benefits that vague terms exert are due to other influences that vagueness brings with it rather than to influences of vagueness itself.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/28097/

https://pre2013.uvt.nl/pdf/green-vandeemter.pdf

Source: Manual

The utility of vagueness: does it lie elsewhere?

Authors: Green, M. and van Deemter, K.

Conference: PRE-CogSci 2011. Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging the gap between computational, empirical and theoretical approaches to reference

Abstract:

Much of everyday language is vague, yet standard game-theoretic models do not find any utility of vagueness in cooperative situations. We report a novel experiment, the fourth in a series that aims to discern the utility of vagueness from the utility of other factors that come together with vagueness. We argue that the results support a view of vagueness where the benefits that vague terms exert are due to other influences that vagueness brings with it rather than to influences of vagueness itself.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/28097/

https://pre2011.uvt.nl/pdf/green_van_deemter_7_8.pdf

Source: BURO EPrints