A frame-based semantics for focusing subjuncts. Lyons, D. & Hirst, G. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting, Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 54–61, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 1990.
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A compositional semantics for focusing subjuncts–-words such as only, even, and also–-is developed from Rooth's theory of association with focus. By adapting the theory so that it can be expressed in terms of a frame-based semantic formalism, a semantics that is more computationally practical is arrived at. This semantics captures progmatic subtleties by incorporating a two-part representation, and recognizes the contribution of intonation to meaning.
@InProceedings{	  lyons1,
  author	= {Dan Lyons and Graeme Hirst},
  title		= {A frame-based semantics for focusing subjuncts},
  booktitle	= {Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting, Association for
		  Computational Linguistics},
  address	= {Pittsburgh, PA},
  month		= {June},
  year		= {1990},
  pages		= {54--61},
  abstract	= {A compositional semantics for focusing subjuncts---words
		  such as <I>only, even,</I> and <I>also</I>---is developed
		  from Rooth's theory of association with focus. By adapting
		  the theory so that it can be expressed in terms of a
		  frame-based semantic formalism, a semantics that is more
		  computationally practical is arrived at. This semantics
		  captures progmatic subtleties by incorporating a two-part
		  representation, and recognizes the contribution of
		  intonation to meaning.},
  download	= {http://ftp.cs.toronto.edu/pub/gh/Lyons+Hirst-90.pdf}
}

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