Paper: The 'Time Category' In Natural Languages And Its Semantic Interpretation

ACL ID C69-6001
Title The 'Time Category' In Natural Languages And Its Semantic Interpretation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969
Authors

The expression i refers to the "empty" position or to the "nul]-thing". The number of the "positions" is, perhaps, unfinite. 2 ° . 'fie introSuce now the :fo]]owing tv,o-ar~ents predicates nrith the corresponding designn, tion ~]es: (5) SI~xY = 'x is ninu]t~neous to y' (6) I~0$xy = 'x is posterior v;ith res~pect to y' (7) A!TT~,.~y = 'x Jr r~nterior v~'ith r spect to y' Relation' referred to by (5) ja reflexive, s v~.~etri¢ and rg_ t-~ansitJve. Rel~,tious rc~ fred to by (6) ~n~ (7) ~re irreflexive, ~ntis~.-~;~etric, but transitive. Pinal]y ~"e Jntro~uce *be D~eSJe',lie 'I" by ~eans of the fo] ?_cv:i~ definit~ t (S) Ixy = (x = y) o~ !ierefrom we can state: (8') ~Z=y = (x ~ y). 'Fie establish now the fol.]ov'ing '~leaning 7o~tuls.tes' (inr~the sense of Carnap's, ~(eanir~ sod Necessity, $ur...