Underspecified Semantics in HPSG

Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer

In: Harry Bunt, Reinhard Muskens (eds): Computing Meaning. Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Kluwer academic publishers.

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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A previous version of this paper was published in the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Computational Semantics, 8-10 January 1997, Tilburg.

Bibtex entry:

	author = {Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer},
	title = {{Underspecified Semantics in HPSG}},
	booktitle = {Computing Meaning},
	editor = {Bunt, Harry and Muskens, Reinhard},
	year = {1999},
	series = {Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy},
	pages = {95--112},
	publisher = {Kluwer academic publishers}

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