A modal logic for non-deterministic discourse processing


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A modal logic for translating a sequence of English sentences to a sequence of logical forms is presented, characterized by Kripke models with points formed from input/output sequences, and valuations determined by entailment relations. Previous approaches based (to one degree or another) on Quantified Dynamic Logic are embeddable within it. Applications to presupposition and ambiguity are described, and decision procedures and axiomatizations supplied.
Keywords discourse  modal logic  non-determinism  translation
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008314917231
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