Assessing Parsimony in Models of Aspect

Damien MunchTelecom ParisTech, Paris, France
Jean-Louis DessallesTelecom ParisTech, Paris, France

Abstract

Though human beings are experts in the determination of aspectual relations, current models of Aspect lack principled parsimony. We show that even on a limited segment of language, determining aspectual interpretations seems to require much ad hoc information. Our suggestion is to give parsimony first priority. The model we present in this paper is limited in scope, but its complexity is bounded in principle.

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