Computing Meaning

Computing Meaning : Volume 1

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This book is a collection of papers written by outstanding researchers in the newly emerging field of computational semantics. It is aimed at those linguists, computer scientists, and logicians who want to know more about the algorithmic realization of meaning in natural language and about what is happening in this field of research. It includes a general introduction by the editors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 26.92mm | 1,550g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • VI, 363 p.
  • 0792361083
  • 9780792361084

Table of contents

Computational Semantics; H. Bunt, R. Muskens. On Semantic Underspecification; M. Pinkal. Dynamic and Underspecified Interpretation without Dynamic or Underspecified Logic; A. Ramsay. Labeled Representations, Underspecification and Disambiguation; N. Asher, T. Fernando. Underspecified Semantics in HPSG; F. Richter, M. Sailer. Minimum Description Length and Compositionality; W. Zadrozny. How to Glue a Donkey to an f-Structure: Porting a `Dynamic' Meaning Representation Language into LFG's Linear Logic Glue-Language Semantics; J. van Genabith, R. Crouch. Vague Utterances and Context Change; A. Kyburg, M. Morreau. Using Situations to Reason about the Interpretation of Speech Events; R. Cooper. Simulative Inference in a Computational Model of Belief; A.N. Kaplan, L.K. Schubert. Indefinites as Epsilon Terms: A Labelled Deduction Account; W.M. Viol, et al. Dynamic Skolemization; L. Schubert. Semantically-based Ellipsis Resolution with Syntactic Presuppositions; J. Ginzburg. Presupposition Projection as Proof Construction; E. Krahmer, P. Piwek. Dynamic Discourse Referents for Tense and Modals; M. Stone, D. Hardt. Linking Theory and Lexical Ambiguity: The Case of Italian Motion Verbs; L. Dini, V. di Tomaso. A Disambiguation Approach for German Compounds with Deverbal Head; S. Reinhard.
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Review quote

"... the editors did a good job in projecting a collection of works representing the state of the art in computational semantics. The book contains material that will be of value especially to experts in this field. However, most of the papers in the volume will also be relevant to researchers from other branches of computational linguistics who are interested in theoretical aspects of the computation of meaning in natural language."
(Computational Linguistics, 27:1 (1999)
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