A computational semantic analysis of gradable adjectives

Mantas Kasperavicius; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (Main track: poster presentations), pp. 213-217, September 2012.


This paper describes ongoing work towards a computational model for the analysis of gradable adjectives, including dimensional/evaluative adjectives, modifiers, and comparative and incommensurable adjectives. The approach is based on a representation of conceptual comparison classes and a flexible construction of scales. Input sentences are compositionally analysed by means of the lambda-calculus. First evaluation results support the theoretical approach reported in this paper.

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