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7 Relations

When we give a predicate logic analysis of an English sentence, we are breaking the sentence down in a number of independent relations. There are some linguistically significant choices being made when we do that.

When you choose a relation for a verb, it's not the syntactic order of the arguments you're trying to capture, but the roles in the relation. Be consistent, always using the same number of arguments, and keeping the same roles in the argument position in the relation.


Jean Mark Gawron 2009-02-16