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SDRT and continuation semantics

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Abstract

Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT) [2,7] provides a dynamic semantics for discourse that exploits a rich notion of discourse structure. According to SDRT, a text is segmented into constituents related to each other by means of rhetorical relations; the resulting structure, known as a segmented discourse representation structure or SDRS has various semantic effects. This theory has shown how discourse structure makes contributions to the interpretation of a variety of linguistic phenomena, including tense, modality, presupposition, the interpretation of anaphoric pronouns and ellipsis. SDRT exploits dynamic semantics [20,14] to interpret SDRSs. We investigate here the advantages of integrating SDRT within continuation style semantics of the sort developed in [17]. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

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Asher, N., & Pogodalla, S. (2011). SDRT and continuation semantics. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 6797 LNAI, pp. 3–15). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25655-4_2

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