Perspectives on Modality

Today in Cordura 100 from 9:30am to 5pm the Language and Natural Reasoning group at CSLI is presenting the Perspectives on Modality workshop. For more info and the schedule see the website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/csli_lnr/workshopmodality/programme.html

The study of modality lies at the intersection of reasoning and natural language. In linguistic theory and in logic modality has received intensive study. In NLP it has recently become relevant, as the field is moving beyond the identification of events and their participants towards making inferences about the (likelihood of) occurrence or non-occurrence of events. This workshop assembles linguists, logicians and computer scientists to assess standard and non-standard models of the meaning and inferential properties of modal expressions and to discuss the potential compatibility of seemingly disparate formal frameworks and the way their results can be integrated in NLP.