Situation Theory: getting started with the literature

Posted on Mon 12 December 2011 in Situation Theory • Tagged with information theory, semantic information, situation semantics, situation theory

A common problem facing those interested in learning about situation theory and situation semantics for the first time is knowing where to begin. The goal of this blog post is to save my readers as much time and effort as possible by pointing them to the key references in the …

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Situation Theory: a survey

Posted on Fri 28 October 2011 in Situation Theory • Tagged with channel theory, information, information flow, situation semantics, situation theory

Lee, Jacob. 2011. Situation Theory: a survey. Master’s Thesis, Fresno, California: California State University Fresno.


Situation semantics was developed as an alternative to possible-worlds semantics. While possible-worlds semantics defines the informational content of sentences in terms of complete descriptions of the way the world is or might be …

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Introduction to Situation Theory Part IV

Posted on Fri 22 October 2010 in Situation Theory tutorial • Tagged with situation semantics, situation theory

Situation Semantics

Situation theory was developed to support situation semantics. Natural language semantics are rich and the topic of how to represent these semantics, in situation theory or otherwise, is too complex to give justice to here. We will give a basic account of situation semantics as a situated relational …

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