Ambiguity

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Ambiguity

Unclear language in a contract. In the event of a dispute over ambiguous language, a court usually sides with the party, if it exists, that possesses less knowledge or experience in how contracts are constructed. The thinking behind this is that the more experienced party ought to know better than to put ambiguous language in a contract. See also: Ambiguous statement.
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What was said about the distribution of personal pronouns in Table 2 means that their ability to disambiguate a sentence need not be the only explanation of why nonambiguous subjects show a higher frequency in OVS declaratives than in SVO declaratives and OSV relatives (cf.
differences in animacy) disambiguate the semantic role assignment of the relevant arguments.
More than half of non-Anglophone consumers visiting websites use free online machine translation, either at a website or through an MT-enabled browser such as Chrome, to read or disambiguate English-language websites.
The integration of Identify will enable ScholarOne Manuscripts users to quickly disambiguate complex institutional data and ensure accuracy by seamlessly connecting to more than 400,000 institutional records.
Austin suggested that taking a behaviorist perspective can help disambiguate the vernacular uses of "is," and can offer a fruitful avenue to understanding the concept of relatedness as an activity rather than a state of "being.
With RadiantOne, OpenAM does not have to connect with diverse data stores or disambiguate overlapping identities, making it much easier to strengthen security and deliver web single sign-on across protected applications.
Dahai created several diacritics ("dots and circles") to disambiguate certain important phonological distinctions.
75} would preserve overall high low symmetry, and provide data to disambiguate between the three curves of Figure 2, given a sufficient PK effect [alpha], and number of trials, N.
proposed two algorithms to disambiguate web appearances of people in a social network in their paper (R.
These notions serve to order and to disambiguate the elaborate poetic works that also exemplify them; through the notion of dhvani, both the idea of "author" and that of "work" become possible subjects of inquiry--larger foci of composition, and more organic, than mere words, or mere sentences (or verses).
It also stresses the importance of a strategy used by Boethius to disambiguate the scope of modal operators used in his opponent's arguments and how that strategy unifies his discussion in book 5.
Like a human user who does not know a word, automatic systems need as much information as possible about the word they are trying to disambiguate in order to distinguish it from similar but inappropriate senses.