Paper: Splitting The Reference Time: Temporal Anaphora And Quantification In DRT

ACL ID E95-1036
Title Splitting The Reference Time: Temporal Anaphora And Quantification In DRT
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

This paper presents an analysis of tem- poral anaphora in sentences which con- tain quantification over events, within the framework of Discourse Representa- tion Theory. The analysis in (Partee, 1984) of quantified sentences, introduced by a temporal connective, gives the wrong truth-conditions when the tempo- ral connective in the subordinate clause is before or after. This problem has been previously analyzed in (de Swart, 1991) as an instance of the proportion problem, and given a solution from a Generalized Quantifier approach. By using a care- ful distinction between the different no- tions of reference time, based on (Kamp and Reyle, 1993), we propose a solu- tion to this problem, within the frame- work of Dt~T. We show some applica- tions of this solution to additional tem- poral a...