Paper: Computational Lexical Semantics Incrementality And The So-Called Punctuality Of Events

ACL ID P99-1064
Title Computational Lexical Semantics Incrementality And The So-Called Punctuality Of Events
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

The distinction between achievements and accomplishments is known to be an empirically important but subtle one. It is argued here to depend on the atomicity (rather than punctuality) of events, and to be strongly related to incrementality (i.e. , to event-object mapping functions). A computational treatment of incrementality and atomicity is discussed in the paper, and a number of related empirical problems considered, notably lexical polysemy in verb - argument relationships.