Weak Lexical Semantics and Multiple Views

  • Allan Ramsay
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 77)

Abstract

Most formal/computational treatments of natural language semantics discuss the production of formal paraphrases in some suitable language. There is some debate as to whether this can be done strictly compositionally, e.g. by function application and composition, as proposed in Montague grammar and its descendants (Dowty et al., 1981; Kohlhase et al., 1996), or by simple structure sharing (Pollard and Sag, 1988; Pollard and Sag, 1994; Fenstad et al., 1987); or whether some more indirect construction process is involved (Dalrymple et al., 1996; van Genabith and Crouch, 1997). In nearly every case, however, the goal of the process is a formal paraphrase that ‘means the same as the original’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Ramsay
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  1. 1.Department of Language EngineeringUMISTUK

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