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  • n. Plural form of quantifier.


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  • The meaning or interpretation of the quantifiers is a more subtle question.

    Stanisław Leśniewski

  • He also composed a voluminous collection of Sophismata, which examines numerous sentences that raise difficulties of interpretation due to the presence of syncategorematic words -- i.e., terms such as quantifiers and certain prepositions, which, according to medieval logicians, do not have a proper and determinate signification but rather modify the signification of the other terms in the propositions in which they occur.

    Albert of Saxony

  • Nonetheless, like a natural language, the internal system's formulae are taken to have subject/predicate form and include logical devices, such as quantifiers and variables.


  • The problem with the passive sentences is they're easy to get wrong if you aren't paying attention, since people by default assume a sentence is active which seems to be what happened in this study; I've thought less about the quantifiers, but it looks like something similar is going on.

    1/3 of Americans can't speak?

  • This suggests people are actually running through something like the formal math theorists use to describe quantifiers.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Comprehension of simple quantifiers: empirical evaluation of a computational model.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • This either suggests that for some reason people weren't computing implicatures in their study or that the other quantifiers were really slow or that Polish, the language they used, is just different.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Different quantifiers seem to require different amounts of computation.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • The only odd thing about the results is a ton of research e.g., Bott & Noveck has suggested that evaluating sentences with some can be very slow, presumably because it involves a scalar implicature, whereas in the study some was one of the fastest quantifiers.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Concepts like information and software do not come from the natural science at all, but from communication theory, and involve quantifiers like mode and description — notions that are quite alien to the physicist's description of the world.

    Aiguy's Computer


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