Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Of Time and Other Disasters

Time and temporal reasoning pose many problems in language and logic. A truism, if I have ever written one.

I don't like facing big problems head on, I much prefer to make small solid advances on the corners, if possible. Doing science is a bit like eating porridge: some people prefer to dig in, some prefer the borders. and of course there are problems with both approaches, but I much prefer the borders.

But some times you just have to make some decisions, so I'm taking a deep breath and reading the husband on ``time in language representations for beginners", a course he's given at ESSLLI in Saarbruecken in1998. Here are the notes.

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