Paper: The Analysis Of Tense And Aspect In EUROTRA

ACL ID C88-2144
Title The Analysis Of Tense And Aspect In EUROTRA
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

This papua plesel~ts a framework tot the modebfl~eoletic analysis of tense and aspect tonns in diseomse. It has been developed for Eurot~'a, the MT project of the Europeau Community, and has been applied to the nine Eurotra languages: English, German, Dutch, Danish, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. The paper censis~s of six parts. The first presents the prob- lem of translating tense and aspect forms and indicates the type of solution I envisage. The second contains a formal- ism for tile. representation of time meanings. The third and the fourth present a theory of tense and aspect respectively. The fifth discusses the issue of compositionality and the sixth is at;out the use of the system in the Eurotra frame- work. 1. THE PROBLEM It is a facL of language that the number a...