@misc{cogprints216, editor = {Carlos Martin-Vide}, title = {An Information-Based Treatment of Punctuation in Discourse Representation Theory}, author = {Bilge Say and Varol Akman}, publisher = {John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia}, year = {1998}, pages = {359--373}, journal = {Mathematical and Computational Analysis of Natural Language}, keywords = {punctuation, information, (Segmented) Discourse Representation Theory, discourse relations.}, url = {http://cogprints.org/216/}, abstract = {Punctuation has so far attracted attention within the linguistics community mostly from a syntactic perspective. In this paper, we give a preliminary account of the information-based aspects of punctuation, drawing our points from assorted, naturally occurring sentences. We present our formal models of these sentences and the semantic contributions of punctuation marks. Our formalism is a simplified analogue of an extension--due to Nicholas Asher--of Discourse Representation Theory.} }