In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (often referred
to as CAM in the literature) has grown tremendously in both popularity
and economic importance. It is now recognized that about one third of
the population of industrialized countries has had some experience with
CAM. The new medical industry has generated its own field of adherents,
practitioners, opponents, lobbyists, counterlobbyists, and regulations.
We show that in modeling social interaction, particularly dialogue, the attitude of obligation can be a useful adjunct to the popularly considered attitudes of belief, goal, and intention and their mutual and shared counterparts. In particular, we show how discourse obligations can be used to account in a natural manner for the connection between a question and its answer in dialogue and how obligations can be used along with other parts of the discourse context to extend the coverage of a dialogue system. ...
In popular discourse, academic research and trade association awareness campaigns,
the consumer of counterfeit goods is frequently constructed as ‘other’.
and policy they are represented as outside accepted everyday experience either as part
of a criminal or technological underworld, terrorist organisation, or as socially
isolated, morally corrupt or part of a subversive subculture.
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Social science, policy and popular discourse around counterfeiting regularly position
consumers of counterfeit goods as part of a technological elite or motivated by anti-
capitalist or anti-corporate positions. In order to explore this construction and
highlight its associated limitations, this paper presents quantitative data collected
through postal and web-based questionnaires looking at the frequency, location and
motivations for the purchase of counterfeit leisure items for consumers in the United
However, the Government is concerned about one section of the UK‘s media
market that has consistently struggled to establish itself as a viable and
sustainable force. Local television is common and popular across other parts of
the world especially in Europe and North America where there are well-
established local television services distinct from regional or national broadcasts.
Ofcom research identified that for most people, the term ‗local‘ means a person‘s
village, town or city – the immediate location in which they live5
The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in
the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this
topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses.
In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider
the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient
in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.
Three decades of societal and cultural alignment of new media have yielded a host of innovations, trials, and problems, accompanied by versatile popular and academic discourse. New Media Studies crystallized internationally into an established academic discipline, and this begs the question: where do we stand now?
Research on coreference resolution and summarization has modeled the way entities are realized as concrete phrases in discourse. In particular there exist models of the noun phrase syntax used for discourse-new versus discourse-old referents, and models describing the likely distance between a pronoun and its antecedent. However, models of discourse coherence, as applied to information ordering tasks, have ignored these kinds of information.