Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Semantic Theory

Vorlesung mit Übung: Computerlinguistik, M.Sc.

Leitung: Noortje Venhuizen
Ort: Geb. C 7.2, Seminarraum (1.12)
Zeit: Tue 10-12; Thu 10-12
Beginn: 21.04.2016
Geeignet für: M.Sc.

This course provides knowledge about phenomena, formalisms and methods in natural-language semantics, which form the basis for deep semantic processing and provide valuable background information for semantic processing in general. Topics of this course include:

  • Sentence semantics: Higher-order logic and type-theoretical semantics (Montague Grammar); semantics construction and the syntax-semantics interface; quantifier scope and generalized quntifiers
  • Lexical semantics: Event semantics and tense; semantic roles and frames; plurals, mass terms, and collective predicates
  • Discourse semantics: Definite and indefinite noun phrases, anaphora, Discourse Representation Theory (DRT)

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  • Gamut, Logic, Language, and Meaning, Vol. 2, University of Chicago Press, 1991
  • Kamp/Reyle, From Discourse to Logic, Kluwer, 1993.

Prerequisite: Some familiarity with first-order predicate logic

Stellung im Studienplan
M.Sc. Program: Core course
Area: L (Linguistics)
Standard time slot 2nd semester.
Diplomstudiengang Computerlinguistik: Pflicht; Wahlpflichtveranstaltung für MA-NF

6 CP