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ToappearinLaurenceR.HornandGregoryWard(eds.)HandbookofPragmatics.Oxford:BlackwellPragmaticsandComputationalLinguisticsDanJurafsky1IntroductionThesedaysthere’sacomputationalversionofeverything.Computationalbiology,computationalmusicology,computationalarchaeology,andsoon,adinfinitum.Evenmoviesaregoingdigital.Thischapter,asyoumighthaveguessedbynow,thusexploresthecomputationalsideofpragmatics.Computationalpragmaticsmightbedefinedasthecomputationalstudyoftherelationbetweenutterancesandcontext.Likeotherkindsofpragmatics,thismeansthatcomputationalpragmat-icsisconcernedwithindexicality,withtherelationbetweenutterancesandaction,withtherelationbetweenutterancesanddiscourse,andwiththerelationshipbe-tweenutterancesandtheplace,time,andenvironmentalcontextoftheirbeinguttered.AsBuntandBlack(2000)pointout,computationalpragmatics,likepragmaticsingeneral,isespeciallyconcernedwithINFERENCE.Fourcoreinferentialprob-lemsinpragmaticshavereceivedthemostattentioninthecomputationalcom-munity:REFERENCERESOLUTION,t...