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An Information-Based Treatment of Punctuation in Discourse Representation Theory

Say, Bilge and Akman, Varol (1998) An Information-Based Treatment of Punctuation in Discourse Representation Theory. [Book Chapter]

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Abstract

Punctuation has so far attracted attention within the linguistics community mostly from a syntactic perspective. In this paper, we give a preliminary account of the information-based aspects of punctuation, drawing our points from assorted, naturally occurring sentences. We present our formal models of these sentences and the semantic contributions of punctuation marks. Our formalism is a simplified analogue of an extension--due to Nicholas Asher--of Discourse Representation Theory.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:punctuation, information, (Segmented) Discourse Representation Theory, discourse relations.
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Syntax
ID Code:216
Deposited By:Akman, Varol
Deposited On:12 Nov 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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