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  1. Ellipsis and Higher-Order Unification.Mary Dalrymple, Stuart M. Shieber & Fernando C. N. Pereira - 1991 - Linguistics and Philosophy 14 (4):399 - 452.
    We present a new method for characterizing the interpretive possibilities generated by elliptical constructions in natural language. Unlike previous analyses, which postulate ambiguity of interpretation or derivation in the full clause source of the ellipsis, our analysis requires no such hidden ambiguity. Further, the analysis follows relatively directly from an abstract statement of the ellipsis interpretation problem. It predicts correctly a wide range of interactions between ellipsis and other semantic phenomena such as quantifier scope and bound anaphora. Finally, although the (...)
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  2. Interactions of Scope and Ellipsis.Stuart M. Shieber, Fernando C. N. Pereira & Mary Dalrymple - 1996 - Linguistics and Philosophy 19 (5):527 - 552.
    Systematic semantic ambiguities result from the interaction of the two operations that are involved in resolving ellipsis in the presence of scoping elements such as quantifiers and intensional operators: scope determination for the scoping elements and resolution of the elided relation. A variety of problematic examples previously noted - by Sag, Hirschbüihler, Gawron and Peters, Harper, and others - all have to do with such interactions. In previous work, we showed how ellipsis resolution can be stated and solved in equational (...)
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    TEAM: An Experiment in the Design of Transportable Natural-Language Interfaces.Barbara J. Grosz, Douglas E. Appelt, Paul A. Martin & Fernando C. N. Pereira - 1987 - Artificial Intelligence 32 (2):173-243.
  4. Definite Clause Grammars for Language Analysis—A Survey of the Formalism and a Comparison with Augmented Transition Networks.Fernando C. N. Pereira & David H. D. Warren - 1980 - Artificial Intelligence 13 (3):231-278.
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    Introduction.Fernando C. N. Pereira & Barbara J. Grosz - 1993 - Artificial Intelligence 63 (1-2):1-15.
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    Incremental Interpretation.Fernando C. N. Pereira & Martha E. Pollack - 1991 - Artificial Intelligence 50 (1):37-82.
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