AIC Seminar Series
Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Computational Semantics
|Stephen Pulman||University of Oxford||[Home Page]|
Notice: hosted by Ray Perrault
Date: 2007-03-28 at 16:00
Location: EJ228 (Directions)
The literature in formal linguistic semantics contains a wealth of
fine grained and detailed analyses of many linguistic phenomena. But
very little of this work has found its way into implementations,
despite a widespread feeling (among linguists at least) that this
cant be very difficult: just fix a grammar to produce the right
logical forms and hook them up to a theorem prover. In this talk I
take a representative analysis of adjectival comparatives and ask what
steps one would have to go through so as to use this analysis in a
computational setting like open domain question-answering. I then try
to identify some general conclusions that can be drawn from this
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