Disambiguation as ( Defeasible ) Reasoning about Underspecified Representations

  title={Disambiguation as ( Defeasible ) Reasoning about Underspecified Representations},
  author={Massimo Poesio},
UNDERSPECIFIED REPRESENTATIONS have been proposed as a way of formalizing sentence disambiguation in terms of (usually, nonmonotonic) reasoning. But in fact the existing theories about the semantics of underspecified representations either fail to capture our intuitions about ambiguity, or lead one to believe that the kind of inferences used in disambiguation have nothing to do with what we usually mean by inference. As a solution, I propose a theory of underspecification based on two… CONTINUE READING