[MUD-Dev] Re: Prepositions and parsing

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Tue May 27 14:59:22 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <Marcel-1.09-0526214314-d07Ky&5 at Gryphon.iaehv.nl>, on 05/26/97 
   at 03:02 PM, Marian Griffith <gryphon at iaehv.nl> said:

>On Tue 20 May, clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:

>> Not quite.  There are simple sides to the problem here:

>>   1) Statements which are not ambiguous 
>>   2) Statements which are grammatically ambiguous
>>   3) Statements which are ambiguous in the current MUD context
>> #3 is of course a subset of #2.

>Not quite. Imagine a room with a ball and two boxes.
>The statement 'Put the ball in the box' is syntactically unambiguous,
>but it is ambiguous in the current context (it is semantically
>ambiguous ?)

Touche!  Excellant.  Thanks.  Hurm.  Unghh.  Hurm.

<wanders off dazedly>

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