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Abstraction and Ontology: Questions as Propositional Abstracts in Type Theory with Records
Journal of Logic and Computation
The paper develops a semantics for natural language interrogatives which identifies questionsthe denotations of interrogatives-with propositional abstracts. The paper argues that a theory of Questions as Propositional Abstracts (QPA), is a simple, transparently implementable theory that has significant empirical coverage. However, until recently QPA has been abandoned in formal semantic treatments of questions, due to a number of significant problems QPA encountered when formulated within thedoi:10.1093/logcom/exi005 fatcat:7tkxz6cnu5hythia4qgqf3fif4