Paper: Designer Definites In Logical Form

ACL ID P90-1009
Title Designer Definites In Logical Form
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

In this paper, we represent singular definite noun phrases as functions in logical form. This represen- tation is designed to model the behaviors of both anaphoric and non-anaphoric, distributive definites. It is also designed to obey the computational con- straints suggested in Harper [Har88]. Our initial representation of a definite places an upper bound on its behavior given its structure and location in a sentence. Later, when ambiguity is resolved, the precise behavior of the definite is pinpointed.