Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Encapsulating Quantification in the Typed Variables

Speaker: Amba Kulkarni University of Hyderabad Department of Sanskrit Studies P.O. Central University Hyderabad 500046
Date: Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 (all day)
Venue: AG-66

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Abstract:  The asymmetry in the translation of Natural language sentences involving existential and universal quantifiers is well known. It is possible to get rid of this asymmetry by postulating 'quantified typed' variables. In this presentation, we define a `quantified typed' variable and the algebra associated with these variables to prove the deductions using the method of reductio-ad-absurdum.