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SDRT and Continuation Semantics

Nicholas Asher 1, 2 Sylvain Pogodalla 3
2 IRIT-MELODI - MEthodes et ingénierie des Langues, des Ontologies et du DIscours
IRIT - Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse
3 CALLIGRAMME - Linear logic, proof networks and categorial grammars
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT) provides a dynamic semantics for discourse that exploits a rich notion of discourse structure. According to SDRT, a text is segmented into constituents related to each other by means of rhetorical relations; the resulting structure, known as a segmented discourse representation structure or SDRS has various semantic effects. This theory has shown how discourse structure makes contributions to the interpretation of a variety of linguistic phenomena, including tense, modality, presupposition, the interpretation of anaphoric pronouns and ellipsis. SDRT exploits dynamic semantics to interpret SDRSs. We investigate here the advantages of integrating SDRT within continuation style semantics.
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Nicholas Asher, Sylvain Pogodalla. SDRT and Continuation Semantics. Takashi Onada and Daisuke Bekki and Eric McCready. New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI-isAI 2010 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AMBN, ISS, Tokyo, Japan, November 18-19, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, 6797, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp.3-15, 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-25655-4_2⟩. ⟨inria-00565744⟩

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