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Title: Regular relations for temporal propositions
Author: Tim Fernando
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: Relations computed by finite-state transducers are applied to interpret temporal propositions in terms of strings representing finite contexts or situations. Carnap-Montague intensions mapping indices to extensions are reformulated as relations between strings that can serve as indices and extensions alike. Strings are related according to information content, temporal span and granularity, the bounds on which reflect the partiality of natural language statements. That partiality shapes not only strings-as-extensions (indicating what statements are about) but also strings-as-indices (underlying truth conditions).

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This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 17, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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