Paper: A Strategy For Dynamic Interpretation: A Fragment And An Implementation

ACL ID E93-1009
Title A Strategy For Dynamic Interpretation: A Fragment And An Implementation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors
  • Olivier Bouche (University of Namur, Namur Belgium; National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam The Netherlands)
  • Jan Van Eijck (National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam The Netherlands; Utrecht University, Utrecht The Netherlands)
  • Olivier Istace

The strategy for natural language interpre- tation presented in this paper implements the dynamics of context change by translat- ing natural language texts into a meaning representation language consisting of (de- scriptions of) programs, in the spirit of dy- namic predicate logic (DPL) [5]. The dif- ference with DPL is that the usual DPL semantics is replaced by an error state se- mantics [2]. This allows for the treatment of unbound anaphors, as in DPL, but also of presuppositions and presupposition pro- jection. The use of this dynamic interpretation strategy is demonstrated in an implemen- tation of a small fragment of natural lan- guage which handles unbound pronoun an- tecedent links, where it is assumed that the intended links are indicated in the input string, and uniqueness presu...