Computer Science Department, Trinity College Dublin |
E-mail: | Tim.Fernando at tcd.ie |
Telephone: | +353 1 896 3800 (353=Ireland, 1=Dublin, 896=Trinity, 3800=college extension) |
Postal address: | Tim Fernando, Computer Science Dept, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland |
Office: | ORI LG 17 (ORI=O'Reilly Institute, LG=lower ground floor) |
Status: Lecturer |
Qualifications: BS, PhD (here's my CV in PDF) |
Research Areas: Natural language semantics and Knowledge representation |
Research Group: Computational Linguistics Group (CLG) |
Teaching (for students) |
CSU34011: Learn Prolog Now by P Blackburn, J Bos & K Striegnitz |
Topics for Projects & MSc Theses |
Papers on-line (since arriving in Dublin, October 1999) |
MSO with tests and reducts, with David Woods, Carl Vogel, FSMNLP 2019, Dresden, Sep 2019 (slides, 2 per page) |
Pictorial narratives and temporal refinement, SALT 2019, UCLA, May 2019 (3-min talk, draft paper, poster) |
Projecting temporal properties, events and actions, IWCS 2019, Gothenburg, May 2019 (slides, 2 per page) |
Prior probabilities of Allen interval relations over finite orders, with Carl Vogel, NLP in AI 2019, Prague, February 2019 (slides, 2 per page) |
Intervals and events with and without points, Symposium on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2018, Stockholm, August 2018 (slides) |
Predications, fast and slow, Commonsense-2017, London, November 2017 (slides, 2 per page) |
Intensions, types and finite-state truth-making, Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semantics, 223--243, 2017 |
On regular languages over power sets (Journal of Language Modelling 4(1):29--56, 2016) |
Negation and events as truthmakers, 20th Amsterdam Colloquium, 2015, pages 109--118 (slides) |
The semantics of tense and aspect: a finite-state perspective, In S. Lappin and C. Fox (eds.), The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory, Second edition, Wiley, 2015, pages 203--236 |
Types from frames as finite automata, 20th Formal Grammar (Barcelona), August 2015, pages 18--38 (LNCS 9804, 2016, pp 19--40) (slides) |
Two perspectives on changes and institutions, workshop on Formal Ontologies for AI, July 2015 (slides) |
Prior and temporal sequences for natural language, Synthese 193(11):3625--3637, 2016 (doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0902-2, presented at the Arthur Prior Centenary, August 2014, slides) |
Incremental semantic scales by strings, TTNLS, Gothenburg, 2014, pages 63--71 (ACL Archive, slides) |
Partitions representing change homogeneously, A festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman, 2013 (pages 91--95) |
Dowty's aspect hypothesis segmented, Amsterdam Colloquium 2013 (pages 107--114, slides) |
Segmenting temporal intervals for tense and aspect, MOL 2013, Sofia, pages 30--40 (ACL Archive) |
Finite state methods and description logics, FSMNLP 2013, St Andrews, pages 63--71 (ACL Archive) |
A finite-state temporal ontology and event-intervals, FSMNLP 2012, Donostia/San Sebastian, pages 80--89 (ACL Archive) |
Compositionality in discourse from a logical perspective, Chapter 13 (pages 279--304), The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality, 2012 |
Editorial Preface (Ruth Kempson, Tim Fernando and Nicholas Asher), Handbook of Philosophy of Linguistics, 2012 |
Steedman's temporality proposal and finite automata, Amsterdam Colloquium 2011, LNCS 7218, pages 301-310, 2012 (Earlier version presented in the Amsterdam Colloquium, December 2011) |
Strings over intervals, Proceedings of TextInfer 2011, Workshop on Textual Entailment, EMNLP 2011, pages 50--58, Edinburgh, July 30, 2011 (ACL Archive) |
Finite-state representations embodying temporal relations, 9th International Workshop on Finite State Methods and Natural Language Processing, pages 12--20, Blois, 2011 (ACL Archive) |
Regular relations for temporal propositions (Natural Language Engineering 17(2): 163--184, 2011) |
Constructing situations and time (J. Philosophical Logic 40(3):371--396, 2011) |
Temporal propositions as vague predicates (M. Aloni et al. eds., Amsterdam Colloquium 2009, Springer LNAI 6042, pages 143-152, 2010) |
Situations as indices and as denotations (Linguistics and Philosophy 32(2):185--206, 2009) |
Situations in LTL as strings (Information and Computation 207(10): 980--999, 2009) |
Situations from events to proofs (in Meaning, Intentions, and Argumentation, edited by K. Korta and J. Garmendia, CSLI Lecture Notes Number 186, pages 113--129, 2008) |
Branching from inertia worlds (Journal of Semantics 25(3):321--344, 2008) |
Temporal propositions as regular languages (Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, 6th International Workshop, Potsdam, pages 132--148, Universitaetsverlag Potsdam 2008) |
Observing events and situations in time (Linguistics and Philosophy 30(5):527--550, October 2007) |
Representing events and discourse: comments on Hamm, Kamp and van Lambalgen (pre-final copy; Theoretical Linguistics, 32(1), 2006, pages 57--64) |
Finite-state temporal projection (CIAA 2006, LNCS 4094, Springer, 2006, pages 230--241) |
Situations as strings (for WoLLIC 2006, Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science Volume 165 , 22 November 2006, Pages 23--36) |
Comic relief for anankastic conditionals (Proceedings 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, pages 71--76) |
Events from temporal logic to regular languages with branching (for FG-MOL 2005) |
Entailments in finite-state temporality, with Rowan Nairn (for IWCS-6; comments welcome) + related work by Lauri Karttunen on the Yale Shooting Problem |
Compositionality inductively, co-inductively and contextually (in The Compositionality of Meaning and Content, edited by M. Werning, E. Machery, G. Schurz. Volume 1: Foundational Issues, pages 87--96, 2005) |
Inertia in temporal modification (SALT 14, Northwestern University, pages 56--73, 2004) |
Reichenbach's E, R and S in a finite-state setting (Sinn und Bedeutung 2003, Frankfurt, pages 111--122; supersedes `The progressive and perfect in pieces', presented at ESSLLI 03, Workshop on Conditional and Unconditional Modality, Vienna) |
Schedules in a temporal interpretation of modals (J. Semantics 22:211--229, 2005; supersedes `Between events and worlds under historical necessity') |
Finite-state descriptions for temporal semantics (to appear Computing Meaning, Volume 3, Kluwer; supersedes paper with the same title in the proceedings of IWCS-5, Tilburg, January 2003) |
A finite-state approach to events in natural language semantics (J. Logic and Computation 14(1):79--92, 2004; extends section 2 of my TIME-02 paper below) Corrigendum: add "intersected with Sigma" to the end of Proposition 5, noted by Rowan Nairn |
A finite-state approach to event semantics (Proc. 9th International Symp on Temporal Representation and Reasoning, TIME-02, Manchester, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2002, pages 124-131) |
Conservative generalized quantifiers and presupposition (Semantics and Linguistic Theory XI, NYU/Cornell, 2001, pages 172-191) |
Three processes in natural language interpretation (In Reflections on the Foundations of Mathematics: Essays in Honor of Solomon Feferman, W. Sieg, R. Sommer and C. Talcott, eds., Association for Symbolic Logic, LNiL 15, Natick, Massachusetts, 2002, pages 208-227) |
Towards a many-dimensional modal logic for semantic processing (In Advances in Modal Logic, Volume 3, World Scientific, Singapore, 2002, pages 139-151) |
A type reduction from proof-conditional to dynamic semantics (J. Philosophical Logic 30(2):121-153, 2001) |
Ambiguous discourse in a compositional context (J. Logic, Language and Information 10(1):63-86, 2001) |
Six papers before 2000 |
Ambiguous propositions typed (Proc. Ninth European Association for Computational Linguistics, Bergen, 1999) |
Labeled representations, underspecification and disambiguation, with Nicholas Asher (Computing Meaning, Kluwer, 1999) |
In conjunction with qualitative probability (Annals of Pure and Applied Logic 92(3):217-234, 1998) |
Ambiguity under changing contexts (Linguistics and Philosophy 20(6):575-606, 1997) |
Expecting many, with Hans Kamp (Semantics and Linguistic Theory VI, Rutgers/Cornell, 1996, pages 53-68) |
Bisimulations and predicate logic (J. Symbolic Logic 59(3):924-944, 1994) |