Paper: A Compositional Semantics For Directional Modifiers - Locative Case Reopened

ACL ID C86-1082
Title A Compositional Semantics For Directional Modifiers - Locative Case Reopened
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

This paper pre,'Jents a model-theoretic semantics for directional modifiers in English. The semantic theory presupposed for the analysis is that of Montague Grammar (cf. Montague 1970, 1973) which makes it possible to develop a strongly compositional treatment of directional modifiers, Such a treatment has significant computational advantages over case-based treatments of directional modifiers that are advocated in the A! literature. 2. Case-based Treatments Among natural language processing systems which attempt to incorporate spatial information, the following strategy seems to prevail. Directional or locative modifiers are treated either as corresponding to slots in case "/rames in the canonical lexical representations of verbs (cf. Celce 1972, Hendrix, Thompson and Slocum 1973), or as ...