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Rachel Reichman

Rachel Reichman is Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego.

Titles by This Author

Discourse Context, Focus, and Semantics

Getting a computer to understand our everyday language may be a long way off; the computer has to know how to think as well as follow the rules of a particular language. This book makes an important contribution to the study of pragmatics and discourse by presenting an explicit and precise computational approach to the complex problem of the structure of discourse. As Professor Stephen Pinker of MIT notes, "Reichman has laudably chosen to inject some precision into a field much in need of it."