Paper: A Compositional Semantics For Focusing Subjuncts

ACL ID P90-1008
Title A Compositional Semantics For Focusing Subjuncts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

A compositional semantics for focusing subjuncts-- words such as only, even, and also--is developed from Rooth's theory of association with focus. By adapting the theory so that it can be expressed in terms of a frame-based semantic formalism, a seman- tics that is more computationally practical is arrived at. This semantics captures pragmatic subtleties by incorporating a two-part representation, and recog- nizes the contribution of intonation to meaning.