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CLIFFORD, JAMES. - Formal semantics and pragmatics for natural language querying.

Title: Formal semantics and pragmatics for natural language querying.
Description: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c1990. Hardcover. xv,194 pp. (Cambridge tracts in theoretical computer science, 8). Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - This book discusses the connection between two areas of semantics, namely the semantics of databases and the semantics of natural language, and links them via a common view of the semantics of time. It is argued that a coherent theory of the semantics of time is an essential ingredient for the success of efforts to incorporate more 'real world' semantics into database models. This idea is a relatively recent concern of database research but it is receiving growing interest. The book begins with a discussion of database querying which motivates the use of the paradigm of Montague Semantics and discusses the details of the intensional logic ILs. This is followed by a description of the author's own model, the Historical Relational Data Model (HRDM) which extends the RDM to include a temporal dimension. Finally the database querying language QEHIII is defined and examples illustrate its use. A formal model for the interpretation of questions is presented in this work which will form the basis for much further research. ISBN 9780521354332.


Price: EUR 20.00 = appr. US$ 21.74 Seller: Kloof Booksellers & Scientia Verlag
- Book number: %23255447