Paper: An Algorithm for Adverbial Aspect Shift

ACL ID C08-1037
Title An Algorithm for Adverbial Aspect Shift
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

The paper offers a new type of approach to the semantic phenomenon of adverbial aspect shift within the framework of finite- state temporal semantics. The heart of the proposal is a supervaluational concept of underspecification, and the idea of treat- ing the meanings of temporal prepositions as dynamic presuppositions. The simple shifting algorithm used in the present ap- proach derives the correct set of possible readings on the basis of lexical semantic input only, and, furthermore, may claim cognitive plausibility.