Last Update: 21 September 2006
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These exercises are adapted from Martins 2002, and were designed to give practice in representing information in SNePS using the SNePSUL semantic-network-oriented interface.
Represent the following paragraphs in SNePS. Each exercise is to be considered as a connected paragraph, so you should use a single network, but you can split it up into separate parts (as indicated by the sentence numbers) for ease of reading if you wish.
However, if you represent some concept with a node in one part of the network, then you should represent that same concept with the same node if it reappears in another part of the network (that's part of what's called the "uniqueness principle").
You may use either a graphical net (hand-drawn is fine) or SNePSUL code. Give the syntax and semantics of each case frame you use. See the SNePS Case Frame Dictionary [postscript] or the CVA Case Frame Dictionary for ideas and examples.