A Formal Semantics for Editing and Generating Plurals

Piwek, Paul (2000). A Formal Semantics for Editing and Generating Plurals. In: Procs of COLING 2000 pp. 607–613.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3115/992730.992734

URL: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=992734

Abstract

We present a formal semantics for an object-oriented formalism which allows for the representation of plural objects (such as 'Three N', Most of the N', 'Some N', . . .). the semantics is given in terms of a mapping to a variant of Discourse Representation Theory. It is motivated by its suitability for natural language generation and interactives editing of the representations.

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