Ambiguous Coreference with Quantifiers

  • Richard M. Smaby
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 4)


A semantics of informing provides a good framework for formalizing descriptions of coreference systems in natural languages, especially for capturing the ambiguity so natural to such systems. Pronouns are clearly ambiguous when taken out of context.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Smaby
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  1. 1.Linguistics ProgramUniversity ParkUSA

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