© 1995

Applied Logic: How, What and Why

Logical Approaches to Natural Language

  • László Pólos
  • Michael Masuch

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John Bell
    Pages 1-27
  3. Jan van Eijck, Nissim Francez
    Pages 29-59
  4. Fairouz Kamareddine
    Pages 79-120
  5. Ian Lewin
    Pages 121-151
  6. Lawrence S. Moss, David E. Johnson
    Pages 161-194
  7. László Polós, Michael Masuch
    Pages 195-236
  8. Klaus U. Schulz, Dov M. Gabbay
    Pages 237-285
  9. J. Seligman, A. Ter Meulen
    Pages 287-320
  10. Yde Venema
    Pages 343-361
  11. Cees Vermeulen
    Pages 363-386
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 387-392

About this book


A selection of papers presented at the international conference `Applied Logic: Logic at Work', held in Amsterdam in December 1992. Nowadays, the term `applied logic' has a very wide meaning, as numerous applications of logical methods in computer science, formal linguistics and other fields testify. Such applications are by no means restricted to the use of known logical techniques: at its best, applied logic involves a back-and-forth dialogue between logical theory and the problem domain.
The papers focus on the application of logic to the study of natural language, in syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and the effect of these studies on the development of logic. In the last decade, the dynamic nature of natural language has been the most interesting challenge for logicians. Dynamic semantics is here applied to new topics, the dynamic approach is extended to syntax, and several methodological issues in dynamic semantics are systematically investigated. Other methodological issues in the formal studies of natural language are discussed, such as the need for types, modal operators and other logical operators in the formal framework. Further articles address the scope of these methodological issues from other perspectives ranging from cognition to computation.
The volume presents papers that are interesting for graduate students and researchers in the field of logic, philosophy of language, formal semantics and pragmatics, and computational linguistics.


Index Syntax Tempora aspect language logic modal logic natural language philosophy of language semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • László Pólos
    • 1
  • Michael Masuch
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computer Science in Organization and ManagementAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applied Logic: How, What and Why
  • Book Subtitle Logical Approaches to Natural Language
  • Editors László Pólos
    M. Masuch
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3432-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4536-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8533-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Natural Language Processing (NLP)
    Philosophy of Language
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