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Accurately capturing the quantifier scope behaviour of coordinated NPs can be problematic for underspecification systems that define constraints over semantic constructors. We present an extension to a hole-semantics like language that allows a natural representation of coordinated NPs, and a translation from partial scope requirements into constraints on the constructors. We conclude that the efficient decision procedures developed for constraints on semantic constructors enable the possible meanings of sentences containing coordinated NPs to be fully underspecified.
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|Copyright Holders:||2007 The Author|
|Keywords:||Computational semantics; natural language processing; semantics; quantifier scope; underspecification; coordination|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Alistair Willis|
|Date Deposited:||10 Dec 2009 12:22|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 19:54|
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