Underspecified Semantics in HPSG

Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer

In: Harry Bunt, Leen Kievit, Reinhard Muskens and Margriet Verlinden (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Computational Semantics, 8-10 January 1997, Tilburg, pp. 234-246

In this paper we propose a new approach to underspecified semantics in HPSG. We show that a general framework for underspecified semantic representation languages can be reconciled with the traditional logical architecture of HPSG as outlined in (Pollard and Sag 1994) and formalized in (King 1994). As an example of a semantic object language that can be treated within this scenario, an extensional typed logic with lambda abstraction is extended to an underspecified representation language as described in (Bos 1995), and the resulting language is modeled in HPSG.

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          author    = {Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer},
          title     = {Underspecified Semantics in {HPSG}},
          booktitle = {Proceedings of the {\it Second International
                       Workshop on Computational Semantics}, 
                       8--10 January 1997, Tilburg},
          editor    = {Harry Bunt and Leen Kievit and Reinhard Muskens
                       and Margriet Verlinden},
          pages     = {234--246},
          year      = {1997}

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