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Information States in Situation Theory

  • László Polós
  • Michael Masuch
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 247)

Abstract

We want to contribute to the development of a logical machinery for processing structurally opaque languages (e.g., natural languages) by refining the instruments of Situation Theory (Barwise and Perry, 1983; Barwise and Cooper, 1994). We think that previous ventures, such as Discourse Representation Theory (DRT) (Kamp, 1981), and File Change Semantics (Heim, 1982; 1983), have certain shortcomings that Situation Theory may overcome.

Keywords

Information State Lexical Item Information Type Lexical Information Atomic Sentence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Polós
    • 1
  • Michael Masuch
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computer Science in Organization and ManagementUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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