Paper: Semantics Of Portions And Partitive Nouns For NLP

ACL ID C96-1042
Title Semantics Of Portions And Partitive Nouns For NLP
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper describes a system of representation of nouns denoting portions, segments and relative quantities of entities, in order to account for this case of part-whole relationship. The semantics of both constructions denoting portions aad nouns used to build them arc discussed and eventually formalised in a unification-based formalism (LKB-IA~L) in terms of Pustciovsky's Theory of Qualia and Jackendoff's Conceptual Semantics.