Conjunction ambiguity

scope_of_conjunctionConjunction ambiguity

example:

  • My aunt collects old clocks and silverware

from:
Introduction to Natural Language Processing
University of Michigan
Coursera, October 5 – December 27, 2015
https://www.coursera.org/course/nlpintro

= ambiguity of conjunctions
[from Named Entities: Recognition, classification and use. John Benjamins Publishing, Jul 3, 2009]

scope-of-conjunction ambiguity
The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Market
By John R. Kohl
SAS Institute, Mar 1, 2008

an instance from Junqueira Ch 5:
“Network or sheet-forming collagens” -> “network-forming collagens” …

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