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Standpoint semantics for polysemy in spatial prepositions

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Author(s):
Rodrigues, Edilson J. [1] ; Santos, Paulo E. [2, 3] ; Lopes, Marcos [4] ; Bennett, Brandon [5] ; Oppenheimer, Paul E. [6, 7]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Paulista UNIP, Inst Ciencias Exatas & Tecnol, Rua Paz 797, BR-04713001 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Flinders Univ S Australia, Coll Sci & Engn, 1284 South Rd, Tonsley, SA 5042 - Australia
[3] Ctr Univ FEI, Av Humberto AC Branco, 3972 SBC, BR-09850901 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Linguist, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Leeds, Sch Comp, Leeds LS2 9JT, W Yorkshire - England
[6] Ctr Study Language & Informat, Stanford, CA 94305 - USA
[7] Univ Adelaide, Dept Philosophy, Adelaide, SA 5005 - Australia
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND COMPUTATION; v. 30, n. 2, p. 635-661, MAR 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In this paper, we present a formalism for handling polysemy in spatial expressions based on supervaluation semantics called standpoint semantics for polysemy (SSP). The goal of this formalism is, given a prepositional phrase, to define its possible spatial interpretations. For this, we propose to characterize spatial prepositions by means of a triplet (image schema, semantic feature, spatial axis). The core of SSP is predicate grounding theories, which are formulas of a first-order language that define a spatial preposition through the semantic features of its trajector and landmark. Precisifications are also established, which are a set of formulae of a qualitative spatial reasoning formalism that aims to provide the spatial characterization of the trajector with respect to the landmark. In addition to the theoretical model, we also present results of a computational implementation of SSP for the preposition `in'. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/11255-3 - Using Qualitative Spatial Reasoning for a Deictic Perspective Calculus
Grantee:Marcos Fernando Lopes
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 16/18792-9 - Describing, representing and solving spatial puzzles
Grantee:Paulo Eduardo Santos
Support type: Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE