In a Natural Language Processing exercise, it was proposed give meanings for the sentence:

"List me the seats on the flight to Denver"

While parsing (CFG parser), it returns 11 Trees, which means 11 meanings (even though some of them are nonsensical). However, there is surely more than 3 (according to the Professor). I am not a native English speaker and I am failing to find more than 2:

  • Give a list of the seats of the flight going to Denver.
  • While I am flying to Denver, give me the list of the seats (not necessarily related to the flight).

Are there more meanings?

Thank you so much.

closed as too broad by Dan Bron, Nigel J, user067531, Skooba, Laure Mar 20 '18 at 18:47

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    I'm not sure that it is grammatical to use 'list' benefactively. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 16 '18 at 18:00
  • Does the exercise expect only meanings that differ in grammatical structure, rather than ones that are caused by distinct meanings of a word even within a structure? Both "seats" and "flight" have alternative meanings which could be used within a single structure (albeit not very "natural" ones). – Kamil Drakari Mar 16 '18 at 18:14
  • ask for help with a meaning you are looking for. – lbf Mar 16 '18 at 18:39
  • Since one meaning of the verb "list" is "to place in a listing", a third parsing, for example, is "Add the phrase 'me the seats on the flight to Denver' to the list." You can look up the dictionary definition of each term and find other such unusual interpretations. – Chemomechanics Mar 16 '18 at 18:41
  • It could differ in both grammatical structure or a particular word meaning, Thank @Chemomechanics for the new meaning and the tip. I will check carefully in the dictionary and I will update for new meanings. Thank everyone. – Attyla Fellipe Mar 16 '18 at 21:34

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