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Coping with Uncertainty: Noun Phrase Interpretation and Early Semantic Analysis
(The University of Edinburgh, 1981)
A computer program which can "understand" natural language texts must have both syntactic knowledge about the language concerned and semantic knowledge of how what is written relates to its internal representation of ...
Logic for Natural Language Analysis
(The University of Edinburgh, 1982)
This work investigates the use of formal logic as a practical tool for describing the syntax and semantics of a subset of English, and building a computer program to answer data base queries expressed in that subset. ...
Focus and coherence in discourse
(The University of Edinburgh, 1985)
Since Frege, many people have regarded meaning as a relation between an expression in a language and entities in the world, a relation that is essentially fixed in character, so that in a given context the expression ...