Perspectives on Modality
The study of modality lies at the intersection of reasoning and
natural language. In linguistic theory and in logic modality has
received intensive study. In NLP it has recently become relevant, as
the field is moving beyond the identification of events and their
participants towards making inferences about the (likelihood of)
occurrence or non-occurrence of events. This workshop assembles
linguists, logicians and computer scientists to assess standard and
non-standard models of the meaning and inferential properties of modal
expressions and to discuss the potential compatibility of seemingly
disparate formal frameworks and the way their results can be integrated in NLP.
This April 12, 2013 event is sponsored by
the Stanford Humanities Center
and organized by the "Language and Natural Reasoning" group at CSLI.
Earlier recent workshops on similar topics and organized by members of the same research group can be found here and here .
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