Context in communication

Paul R. Cohen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations


    The meaning of an utterance, or even a single word, often depends on context, so the inability to represent and process context puts a fundamental limit on how much meaning can be recovered from language. This paper discusses some issues related to context that emerged from the Communicating with Computers program, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSS-17-01
    Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligene for the Social Good; SS-17-02: Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding; SS-17-03: Computational Context: Why It's Important, What It Means, and Can It Be Computed?; SS-17-04: Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems; SS-17-05: Interactive Multisensory Object Perception for Embodied Agents; SS-17-06: Learning from Observation of Humans; SS-17-07: Science of Intelligence: Computational Principles of Natural and Artificial Intelligence; SS-17-08: Wellbeing AI: From Machine Learning to Subjectivity Oriented Computing
    PublisherAI Access Foundation
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781577357797
    StatePublished - 2017
    Event2017 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, United States
    Duration: Mar 27 2017Mar 29 2017

    Publication series

    NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
    VolumeSS-17-01 - SS-17-08


    Other2017 AAAI Spring Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence


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