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The utterance tags all indicate some particular aspect of the utterance
unit itself, summarizing the intentions of the speaker (i.e., why the
utterance was spoken) and the content of the utterance. These tags can be
classified into four main categories:
- Communicative Status - records whether the utterance is intelligible
and whether it was successfully completed.
- Information Level - a characterization of the semantic content of the
- the Forward Looking Function - how the current utterance constrains
the future beliefs and actions of the participants, and affects the
- the Backward Looking Function - how the current utterance relates to
the previous discourse.
Note that utterances do not need to always have a component at each level.
For instance, some utterances may have no Forward Looking Function, while
others might have no Backward Looking Function.
Mon Sep 22 20:05:25 EDT 1997