Sentence Acts

We currently detect 4 acts of a sentence, as defined in the section 8.7 of Natural Language Understanding, 1995, James Allen. Those 4 categories are defined as surface speech acts, which indicate how the proposition described is intended to be used to update the discourse situation.

Type Examples Description
assert The man ate a peach. The proposition is being asserted
command Eat a peach. The proposition describes an action to perform
wh-query What did the man eat? The proposition describes an object to be identified
yn-query Did the man eat a peach? The proposition is being queried