LINGUIST List 8.1460

Fri Oct 10 1997

Books: NLP

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  1. Jud Wolfskill, New Book: Representing Time in Natural Language

Message 1: New Book: Representing Time in Natural Language

Date: Thu, 9 Oct 97 12:41:50 EDT
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: New Book: Representing Time in Natural Language

Representing Time in Natural Language
The Dynamic Interpretation of Tense and Aspect
by Alice G. B. ter Meulen

Alice ter Meulen integrates current research in natural language
semantics with detailed analyses of English discourse and logical
tools into an information theory that provides the foundation for
computational systems to reason about change and the flow of time. She
offers a systematic account of how we use temporal information
contained in a text or in discourse to reason about the flow of
time. A new representational toolkit is designed to formalize an
appropriately context-dependent notion of situated inference.

A Bradford Book
September 1997
160 pp.
ISBN 0-262-70066-2
MIT Press * (800) 356-0343
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