Yorick Wilks

List of John Benjamins publications for which Yorick Wilks plays a role.

Book series


Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Consciousness research | Philosophy


Wilks, Yorick, Micah Clark, Tomas By, Adam Dalton and Ian Perera 2014 CUBISM: Belief, anomaly and social constructsMental Model Ascription by Intelligent Agents, McShane, Marjorie (ed.), pp. 388–403 | Article
We introduce the CUBISM system for the analysis and deep understanding of multi-participant dialogues. CUBISM brings together two typically separate forms of discourse analysis: semantic analysis and sociolinguistic analysis. In the paper proper, we describe and illustrate major components of the… read more
Wilks, Yorick 2012 Pragmatics and dialogue phenomena: Are they essentially connected?Pragmaticizing Understanding: Studies for Jef Verschueren, Meeuwis, Michael and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 113–120 | Article
I argue that the definition of ‘pragmatics’ has drifted a great deal since ­Morris, but that there is much to be said for retaining and emphasizing his original sense of relatedness to an utterer. I discuss the role of a computational modelling of dialogue within that core conception of pragmatics,… read more
Catizone, Roberta, Simon F. Worgan, Yorick Wilks, Alexiei Dingli and Weiwei Cheng 2010 A world-hybrid approach to a conversational Companion for reminiscing about imagesClose Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues, Wilks, Yorick (ed.), pp. 157–168 | Article
Peltu, Malcom and Yorick Wilks 2010 Summary and discussion of the issuesClose Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues, Wilks, Yorick (ed.), pp. 259–286 | Article
The COMPANIONS project, which inspired this book, is studying conversational software-based artificial agents that will get to know their owners over a substantial period. These could be developed to advise, comfort and carry out a wide range of functions to support diverse personal and social… read more
Wilks, Yorick 2010 Corpus linguistics and computational linguisticsThe Bootcamp Discourse and Beyond, Worlock Pope, Caty (ed.), pp. 408–411 | Article
This introductory chapter, like the whole book itself, concerns a range of closely related topics: the possibility of machines having identifiable personalities, the possible future legal responsibilities of such companionable machines, and the design characteristics of such machines, including… read more
I have argued or suggested: – English Common Law already, in dogs, has a legal category of entities that are not human but are in some degree responsible for their actions and have “characters” that can be assessed. – Users may not want Companions prone to immediately expressed emotions and a… read more
Wilks, Yorick 2009 Ontotherapy, or how to stop worrying about what there isRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing V: Selected papers from RANLP 2007, Nicolov, Nicolas, Galia Angelova and Ruslan Mitkov (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Article
Wilks, Yorick, Nick Webb, Andrea Setzer, Mark Hepple and Roberta Catizone 2004 Human dialogue modelling using machine learningRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing III: Selected papers from RANLP 2003, Nicolov, Nicolas, Kalina Bontcheva, Galia Angelova and Ruslan Mitkov (eds.), pp. 17 ff. | Article
Wilks, Yorick 2000 Margaret MastermanEarly Years in Machine Translation: Memoirs and biographies of pioneers, Hutchins, John W. (ed.), pp. 279 ff. | Article
Wilks, Yorick and Mark Stevenson 2000 Combining independent knowledge sources for word sense disambiguationRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing: Volume II: Selected papers from RANLP ’97, Nicolov, Nicolas and Ruslan Mitkov (eds.), pp. 117 ff. | Article
Wilks, Yorick 1996 Senses and textsTerminology, LSP and Translation: Studies in language engineering in honour of Juan C. Sager, Somers, Harold (ed.), pp. 205 ff. | Article
Wilks, Yorick, John Barnden and Jin Wang 1996 Your metaphor or mine: Belief ascription and metaphor interpretationDiscourse and Meaning: Papers in honor of Eva Hajičová, Partee, Barbara H. and Petr Sgall (eds.), pp. 141 ff. | Article
Wilks, Yorick and Chris Cunningham 1986 A purported theory of relevanceLanguage and Discourse: Test and Protest, Mey, Jacob L. (ed.), pp. 383 ff. | Article