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Interval relations in lexical semantics of verbs

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Ma, M and McKevitt, P (2004) Interval relations in lexical semantics of verbs. Artificial Intelligence Review, 21 (3-4). pp. 293-316. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/k8657u60138178u6/

DOI: 10.1023/B:AIRE.0000036260.50412.a8

Abstract

Numerous temporal relations of verbal actions have been analysed in terms of various grammatical means of expressing verbal temporalisation such as tense, aspect,duration and iteration. Here the temporal relations within verb semantics, particularly ordered pairs of verb entailment, are studied using Allen’s interval-based temporal formalism. Their application to the compositional visual definitions in our intelligent storytelling system, CONFUCIUS, is presented, including the representation of procedural events, achievement events and lexical causatives. In applying these methods we consider both language modalities and visual modalities since CONFUCIUS is a multimodal system.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:8079
Deposited By:Professor Paul McKevitt
Deposited On:05 Mar 2012 12:33
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 12:33

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