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Conferences 2007 - G. Politzer

A possible approach for human reasoning by semantics

Speaker: Guy Politzer

Date: 5 April 2007

For over twenty years, work on formal semantics has focused on inferences in natural language in relation to grammatical categories. The quantifiers have already inspired experimental research in the theoretical domain of generalized quantification. both theoretical and experimental work will be presented, more specifically on the topic of categorical syllogisms. More general perspectives on the approach for human reasoning by categorial grammar and the concept of directional monotony will be discussed.

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