Representation and Computation of Temporal Relations in NL
|Lecturer(s):||Fritz Hamm (Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Tübingen) and Hans Kamp (Institut für maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Stuttgart)
|Section:||Logic and Language|
|Time:|| 11.00-12.30 (Slot 2)|
he central aim of the course is to take DRT--based representations as
the starting point for the application of logic programming techniques
for drawing inferences from natural language texts along the lines
developed in the forthcoming book M. van Lambalgen/F. Hamm, The Proper
Treatment of Events, Blackwell, Explorations in Semantics, November,
The part of the course devoted to this aim will be preceded by a brief
introduction to the relevant aspects of DRT and Logic Programming. We will
emphasise our concern to combine a formally precise
semantics with a cognitively viable theory of interpretation.
The main part of the course will be concerned with combining
DRT--style representations with (constraint) logic programming techniques
for computing preferred or minimal models.
If time permits we will extend the empirical
coverage of the general theory by showing how to analyse
phenomena in some Non--Indo European languages.
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