Multiple Simultaneous Interpretations of Ambiguous Sentences

  title={Multiple Simultaneous Interpretations of Ambiguous Sentences},
  author={Peter Norvig},
In this framework, the lexicon, grammar, and semantic and pragmatic interpretation rules determine a mapping between sentences and meanings. A string with exactly one interpretation is unambiguous, one with no interpretation is anomalous, and one with multiple interpretations is ambiguous. To enumerate the possible parses and logical forms of a sentence is the proper job of a linguist; to then choose from the possibilities the one ‘‘correct’’ or ‘‘intended’’ meaning of an utterance is an… CONTINUE READING
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