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  • Nicholas Asher, Alex Lascarides
  • Computer Science
  • Studies in natural language processing
  • 2005
  • Preface Acknowledgements 1. Motivations 2. Semantic models of discourse interpretation 3. Pragmatic models of discourse interpretation 4. The logical form of discourse 5. Building logical forms forContinue Reading
  • Nicholas Asher
  • Computer Science
  • Studies in linguistics and philosophy
  • 1993 (First Publication: 30 April 1993)
  • Preface. Introduction. 1. From Events to Propositions: a Tour of Abstract Entities, Eventualities and the Nominals that Denote them. 2. A Crash Course in DRT. 3. Attitudes and Attitude Descriptions.Continue Reading
  • Nicholas Asher, Alex Lascarides
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 2004
  • In this paper, we address several puzzles concerning speech acts,particularly indirect speech acts. We show how a formal semantictheory of discourse interpretation can be used to define speechContinue Reading
  • Nicholas Asher, Alex Lascarides
  • Computer Science
  • 1995
  • Many have thought that the principles of metaphorical interpretation cannot be formally specified. We’ll attack this position with two claims. Our first claim is that some aspects of metaphor areContinue Reading
  • Nicholas Asher
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • J. Philos. Log.
  • 1986 (First Publication: 1 May 1986)
  • ConclusionI hope I have convinced the reader that DR theory offers at least some exciting potential when applied to the semantics of belief reports. It differs considerably from other approaches, andContinue Reading