Paper: The Semantics Of Motion

ACL ID E95-1040
Title The Semantics Of Motion
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

In this paper we present a semantic study of motion complexes (ie. of a mo- tion verb followed by a spatial preposi- tion). We focus on the spatial and the temporal intrinsic semantic properties of the motion verbs, on the one hand, and of the spatial prepositions, on the other hand. Then we address the problem of combining these basic semantics in or- der to formally and automatically de- rive the spatiotemporal semantics of a motion complex from the spatiotempo- ral properties of its components.