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Event in Compositional Dynamic Semantics

  • Sai Qian
  • Maxime Amblard
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6736)

Abstract

We present a framework which constructs an event-style discourse semantics. The discourse dynamics are encoded in continuation semantics and various rhetorical relations are embedded in the resulting interpretation of the framework. We assume discourse and sentence are distinct semantic objects, that play different roles in meaning evaluation. Moreover, two sets of composition functions, for handling different discourse relations, are introduced. The paper first gives the necessary background and motivation for event and dynamic semantics, then the framework with detailed examples will be introduced.

Keywords

Event Dynamics Continuation Semantics DRT Discourse Structure Rhetorical Relation Accessibility λ-calculus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sai Qian
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Maxime Amblard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LORIA & INRIA Nancy Grand-EstVandœuvre-lès-Nancy CedexFrance
  2. 2.Nancy 2 UniversityNancy CedexFrance
  3. 3.Nancy 1 UniversityNancy CedexFrance

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