Paper: Presupposition And VP-Ellipsis

ACL ID C94-2193
Title Presupposition And VP-Ellipsis
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
  • Johan Bos (Saarland University, Saarbrucken Germany)

We discuss a treatment of VP-ellipsis resolution in DRT in general, and particularly cases where the source clause of the elliptical VP contains presupposition triggers. We propose to restrain VP-elfipsis resolution by presupposition neutrali- zation. We view presupposition as a kind of ana- phora, with the ability to accommodate an ante- cedent if not provided by discourse.