Problem Set 6

Assigned: Nov. 17
Due: Dec. 3.

Note: This is due in TWO weeks. If you are submitting this by email, please send it to Ernie Davis, davise@cs.nyu.edu, not to the TA.

Problem 1

Explain how each of the ambiguities specified below can be resolved by selectional restrictions. Your explanation should specify what are the constraints and the features involved. Comment: It was careless on my part that 6 out of the 7 examples could be resolved on the ANIMATE feature.

Problem 2

Explain how each of the ambiguities specified below can be resolved using selectional restrictions or world knowledge. You should be as precise as possible about what facts are being applied.