On 06/11/13 14:17, Peter Boot wrote:
>> <sp ana="#character1-to-character2">what char1 says</sp>
>> <interp xml:id="character1-to-character2">Interaction form Char1 to
> Is this meant to cover only direct speech? How about other interactions, like:
> He paid the man ten pounds and patted him on the back.
> Or: He raised his arm in a threatening gesture
> Or: He didn't really know what to say but the other seemed to understand him anyway.
Well, those are all different kinds of "interaction" from direct
speech, which is the case originally presented. I leave it to Dot (or
Dot's friend) to explain whether these are also in the problem domain
concerned, noting simply that the @ana attribute is global, so you could
use it for each of your examples too, if you tag the sentence itself.
However, I think the number of possible <interp>s you might want in this
general case might well become unmanageable, even though you could group
them with <interpGrp> factoring out say the gestural ones from the
spoken ones. Don't forget this approach requires a distinct <interp> for
*each* pair of people interacting, so "Lou talks to Dot" and "Lou talks
to Peter" are two different ones. This is manageable (and possibly
useful) if you have a small number of interactors, as is typically the
case in a play (which is what I took to be the domain concerned) but
probably not elsewhere.