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A finite-state approach to events in natural language semantics. (English) Zbl 1156.68598
Summary: Events in natural language semantics are characterized in terms of regular languages, each string in which can be regarded as a temporal sequence of observations. The usual regular constructs (concatenation, etc.) are supplemented with superposition, inducing a useful notion of entailment, distinct from that given by models of predicate logic.

MSC:
68T50 Natural language processing
18C50 Categorical semantics of formal languages
68Q45 Formal languages and automata
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