Accession Number:

ADA460661

Title:

Interpreting Temporal Adverbials

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We take for granted that sentences describe situations. One of the most important properties of situations are then their temporal locations, which are indicated by tense and aspect and temporal adverbials in the surface form. In previous papers, we offered a formal theory for English tense and aspect and an algorithm that computes the temporal relationships between the situations implicitly introduced by a text. In the present paper, we propose a systematic approach to temporal adverbials, fully integrated with our tense-aspect theory and the interpretive algorithms, using the Episodic Logic EL formalism.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE