Semantic values as latent parameters: Surprising few & many

Anthea Schoeller, Michael Franke

Abstract


Based on a concrete proposal for the semantics of vague quantifiers few and many suggests unspecified parameters which are hard to assess by introspection, we argue for the potential value of data-oriented computational modeling. We demonstrate how semantic values can be estimated from experimental data and a probabilistic model of language use.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/salt.v25i0.3058