Paper: On Reasoning With Ambiguities

ACL ID E95-1001
Title On Reasoning With Ambiguities
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
  • Uwe Reyle (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Germany)

The paper adresses the problem of reasoning with ambiguities. Semantic representations are presented that leave scope relations between quantifiers and/or other operators unspecified. Truth conditions are provided for these representations and different con- sequence relations are judged on the basis of intuitive correctness. Finally inference patterns are presented that operate directly on these underspecified struc- tures, i.e. do not rely on any translation into the set of their disambiguations.