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Prof. Nissim Francez

The Bank Leumi Chair in Computer Science

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Research interests
Primary: Formal semantics of natural language; Type-logical grammar; Computational linguistics;λ-calculus and proof theory.
Secondary: Semantics of programming languages; Program verification; Concurrent and distributed programming; Logic programming.
Selected publications

FRANCEZ, N., and PNUELI, A.,"A proof method for cyclic programs", Acta Informatica, Vol. 9, 1978, pp. 133-157.

FRANCEZ, N., "Distributed termination", ACM-TOPLAS, Vol. 2, No.1, 1980, pp. 42-55.

APT, K.R., FRANCEZ, N., and DeROEVER, W.P.,"A proof system for communicating sequential processes", ACM-TOPLAS, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1980, pp. 359-385.

GRUMBERG, O., FRANCEZ, N., MAKOVSKY, J.A., and DeROEVER, W.P., "A proof rule for fair termination of guarded commands", Information and Control, Vol. 66, No. 1/2, 1985, pp. 83-102.

KAMINSKI, M., and FRANCEZ, N., "Finite memory automata", TCS, Vol. 134, No. 2, pp. 329-364, 1994.

LAPPIN, S., and FRANCEZ, N., "E-type pronouns, I-sums, and Donkey anaphora", Linguistics and Philosophy, Vol. 17, pp. 391-428, 1994.

NELKEN, R., and FRANCEZ, N., "Splitting the reference time: The analogy between nominal and temporal anaphora revisited", Journal of Semantics, Vol. 14, No. 4. 1997.

WINTNER, S., and FRANCEZ, N., "Parsing with typed feature structures", proceedings of 4th International Workshop on parsing technologies (IWPT'95), 1995.

FRANCEZ, N., and WINTER, Y., "Generalized definition of quantifier absorption", proceedings of SALT VI, Rutgers University, 1996.

FRANCEZ, N., "On the direction of fibring feature logics with concatenation logics", Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL97), 1997.

FRANCEZ, N., and PRATT, I., "On the Semantics of Temporal Prepositions and Temporal Prepostion Phrases", Linguistics and Philosophy, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2001.

NELKEN, R., and FRANCEZ, N., "Billatices and the Semantics of Natural Language Qustions", Linguistics and Philosophy, 2001.