By Inderjeet Mani
This reader collects and introduces vital paintings at the use of linguistic units in ordinary languages to situate occasions in time: whether or not they are earlier, current, or destiny; whether or not they are actual or hypothetical; while an occasion may need happened, and the way lengthy it may well have lasted.
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Still, I think it might be useful to mention, by way of digression, a surprising feature about states which is not strictly connected with considerations of time. When I say that I could run if my legs were not tied, I do not imply that I would run if my legs were not tied. On the other hand, there is a sense of can in which He could know the answer if he had read Kant does mean that in that case he would know the answer. Similarly, in an obvious sense, to say that I could like her if she were not selﬁsh is to say that I would like her if she were not selﬁsh.
We have also explored computational approaches to aspectual composition based on particular event ontologies. Finally, this Introduction has presented information extraction as a means of temporally locating extracted events. It is worth noting that the computational approaches rely heavily on these theoretical tools. In Part III, we will show how the analysis of sentences in a discourse context is used to locate and order events in time, examining formal approaches to discourse analysis. Finally, In Part IV, we will explore current corpus annotation schemes for representing events and their temporal locations, that can in turn give rise to advanced temporal information extraction systems.
Now, I think, ‘‘seeing’’ is not the only sense of seeing; How long did you see the killer? Oh, I am quite tall, I saw him all the time he was in the courtroom. I was watching him. suggests another possibility. Do you still see the plane? points in the same direction. Furthermore, I spotted him crossing the street I spotted him running can only be understood in the sense of I spotted him while he (or I) was crossing the street I spotted him while he (or I) was running. On the other hand, I saw him crossing the street I saw him running may also be taken to mean I saw him cross the street I saw him run.