Contextual Analysis of Word Meanings in Type-Theoretical Semantics

  • Zhaohui Luo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6736)

Abstract

Word meanings are context sensitive and may change in different situations. In this paper, we consider how contexts and the associated contextual meanings of words may be represented in type-theoretical semantics, the formal semantics based on modern type theories. It is shown, in particular, that the framework of coercive subtyping provides various useful tools in the representation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhaohui Luo
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  1. 1.Dept of Computer ScienceRoyal Holloway, Univ of LondonEghamU.K.

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