Paper: Monotonic Semantic Interpretation

ACL ID P92-1005
Title Monotonic Semantic Interpretation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

Aspects of semantic interpretation, such as quan- tifier scoping and reference resolution, are often realised computationally by non-monotonic opera- tions involving loss of information and destructive manipulation of semantic representations. The paper describes how monotonic reference resolu- tion and scoping can be carried out using a re- vised Quasi Logical Form (QLF) representation. Semantics for QLF are presented in which the de- notations of formulas are extended monotonically as QLF expressions are resolved.