Conveying Attitude with Reported Speech

  • Sabine Bergler
Part of the The Information Retrieval Series book series (INRE, volume 20)


Attribution is a phenomenon of great interest and a principled treatment is important beyond the realm of newspaper articles. The way natural language has evolved to reflect our understanding of attribution in the form of reported speech can guide investigations into principled representations forming the basis for shallow text mining as well as belief revision or maintenance.


attribution reported speech reliability of information argumentative structure profile structure potential belief space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Bergler
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringConcordia UniversityWest MontrealCanada

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