Underspecified Scope Disambiguation Demo

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    Please write a sentence in the box below:



    (Distinct) Scope processing restriction:
    Non-redundant scopings only:
    Exhaustive scope generation:

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    Note: the current system was developed for the sole purpose of illustrating a constraint-based generation of logically inequivalent quantifier scopings (see Chaves (2003)). This method aims at: i) efficiently avoiding logical overgeneration; ii) reducing the need for additional modules that eliminate logically equivalent scopings; and iii) speeding up the scope disambiguation stage. The full representation of tense, aspect, plurals, definite descriptions, attitudes, lexical semantics and more complex syntactic phenomena and so forth is ignored at this time. Cf. with Chaves (2002) for the implementation of a broader grammar, in the shape of a fully lexicalist and monotonic HPSG-based interface with a general underspecified semantics framework.
        Please see the table below for some examples.









    Lexicon:

    Nouns
    bird
    book
    company
    country
    man
    teacher
    researcher
    room
    sample
    shelf
    student
    woman

    Pron.
    that
    which

    Det.
    a
    every




    Verbs
    admire
    die
    fall
    give
    hate
    love
    like
    know
    read
    say
    see
    smile

    Adv.
    not

    Various
    from
    in
    of
    that
    to



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Last Update: 17/10/2003