Semantics and The Lexicon

Semantics and The Lexicon

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The goal of this book is to integrate the research being carried out in the field of lexical semantics in linguistics with the work on knowledge representation and lexicon design in computational linguistics. Rarely do these two camps meet and discuss the demands and concerns of each other's fields. Therefore, this book is interesting in that it provides a stimulating and unique discussion between the computational perspective of lexical meaning and the concerns of the linguist for the semantic description of lexical items in the context of syntactic descriptions. This book grew out of the papers presented at a workshop held at Brandeis University in April, 1988, funded by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. The entire workshop as well as the discussion periods accom- panying each talk were recorded. Once complete copies of each paper were available, they were distributed to participants, who were asked to provide written comments on the texts for review purposes. VII JAMES PUSTEJOVSKY 1. INTRODUCTION There is currently a growing interest in the content of lexical entries from a theoretical perspective as well as a growing need to understand the organization of the lexicon from a computational view. This volume attempts to define the directions that need to be taken in order to achieve the goal of a coherent theory of lexical organization.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 24.64mm | 680.39g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; 416 p. 1 illus.
  • 0792323866
  • 9780792323860

Table of contents

1. Introduction.- I: Fundamentals of Lexical Structure.- 2.X-Bar Semantics.- 3.The Syntax of Metaphorical Semantic Roles.- 4.Levels of Lexical Representation.- 5.Case Marking and the Semantics of Mental Verbs.- 6.Type Coercion and Lexical Selection.- II: Mapping from Lexical Semantics to Syntax.- 7.Nominalization and Predicative Prepositional Phrases.- 8.Adjectives, Nominals, and the Status of Arguments.- 9.Unaccusativity in Dutch: Integrating Syntax and Lexical Semantics.- 10.Verbs in Depictives and Resultatives.- 11.Explicit Syntax in the Lexicon:the Representation of Nominalizations.- III: Computational Models of Lexical Knowledge.- 12.Lexical Structure and Conceptual Structures.- 13.Lexical Semantic Constraints.- 14.Lexical and Conceptual Structures for Knowledge Based Translation.- 15.Models for Lexical Knowledge Bases.- 16.Providing Machine Tractable Dictionary Tools.- Name Index.
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