Generating models for temporal representations

Patrick Blackburn, Sébastien Hinderer

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Abstract

We discuss the use of model building for temporal representations. We chose Polish to illustrate our discussion because it has an interesting aspectual system, but the points we wish to make are not language specific. Rather, our goal is to develop theoretical and computational tools for temporal model building tasks in computational semantics. To this end, we present a first-order theory of time and events which is rich enough to capture interesting semantic distinctions, and an algorithm which takes minimal models for first-order theories and systematically attempts to "perturb" their temporal component to provide non-minimal, but semantically significant, models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2007 - Proceedings
EditorsNicolas Nicolov, Nikolai Nikolov, Ruslan Mitkov, Kalina Bontcheva, Galia Angelova
Number of pages7
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Publication date2007
Pages69-75
ISBN (Electronic)9789549174373
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2007 - Borovets, Bulgaria
Duration: 27 Sep 200729 Sep 2007

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2007
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CityBorovets
Period27/09/200729/09/2007
SeriesInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP
Volume2007-January
ISSN1313-8502

Keywords

  • Aspect
  • Computational semantics
  • Events
  • First-order logic
  • Higher-order logic
  • Model building
  • Tense

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