All of the parses for “Where is page 3” in
page 3 using
udef_q like variants of this (from the first ACE parse):
[ TOP: h0 INDEX: e2 RELS: < [udef_q__xhh LBL: h15 ARG0: x14 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg IND: + PT: notpro ] RSTR: h16 BODY: h17 ] [ _page_n_1__x LBL: h18 ARG0: x14 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg IND: + PT: notpro ] ] [ which_q__xhh LBL: h6 ARG0: x4 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] RSTR: h7 BODY: h8 ] [ place_n__x LBL: h5 ARG0: x4 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] ] [ number_q__xhh LBL: h9 ARG0: x3 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] RSTR: h10 BODY: h11 ] [ compound__exx LBL: h12 ARG0: e13 [ e SF: prop TENSE: untensed MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] ARG1: x3 ARG2: x14 ] [ card__cxi LBL: h12 CARG: "3" ARG0: x3 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] ARG1: i20 ] [ loc_nonsp__exx LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 [ e SF: ques TENSE: pres MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] ARG1: x3 ARG2: x4 ] > HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h7 qeq h5 h10 qeq h12 h16 qeq h18 > ]
It seems like this loses the fact that, in this case,
page 3 is referring to a countable noun (
page) that seems to have an unambiguous meaning of “a specific page” (ala “the”). It seems like there should be a quantifier in this case that says “the user didn’t specify a quantifier but the quantification semantic is like ‘the’”.
I understand why you’d get
udef_q for “where is water?”, but not this case.
Are there cases where countable nouns used in a sentence like this really aren’t implying a semantic like “the”?
If not, is there a way to tell, from the parse, that the quantification semantic is referring to a specific page?