A Computational Model of the Semantics of Tense and Aspect

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Abstract

The PUNDIT text-processing system extracts temporal information about real-world situations from short message texts. This involves three complementary analyses. First, PUNDIT determines whether a situation has actual time associated with it. A reference to a possible or potential situation, for example, would need a different treatment. Second, it determines the temporal structure of the predicated situation, or the manner in which it evolves through time. Finally, it analyzes the temporal location of the actual situations with respect to the time of text production or to the times of other situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Language of Time
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages129-158
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781383041170
ISBN (Print)9780199268535
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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