Fragments of Language

@article{PrattHartmann2004FragmentsOL,
  title={Fragments of Language},
  author={I. Pratt-Hartmann},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={207-223}
}
  • I. Pratt-Hartmann
  • Published 2004
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Journal of Logic, Language and Information
By a fragment of a natural language we mean a subset of thatlanguage equipped with semantics which translate its sentences intosome formal system such as first-order logic. The familiar conceptsof satisfiability and entailment can be defined for anysuch fragment in a natural way. The question therefore arises, for anygiven fragment of a natural language, as to the computational complexityof determining satisfiability and entailment within that fragment. Wepresent a series of fragments of… Expand
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