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Toward a computational interpretation of situation semantics

Yves Lesperance

Toward a computational interpretation of situation semantics

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Published by Computer Systems Research Institute, University of Toronto in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Semantics,
  • Electronic data processing

  • Edition Notes

    Bibligoraphy: p. 37-39.

    StatementYves Lesperance.
    SeriesTechnical report CSRI -- 181
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.99 L463 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39, 6 p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16505604M

    In this two-volume set, Talmy approaches the question of how language organizes conceptual material both at a general level and by analyzing a crucial set of particular conceptual domains: space and time, motion and location, causation and force interaction, and attention and viewpoint. One of a two-volume set defining the field of cognitive semantics. discourse interpretation (pronouns, presuppositions). The o -the-shelf tech-nology that he uses also means that natural, generalized quanti ers can’t be handled unless they translate into FOL quanti ers. Nevertheless, the coverage of real data is impressive. 3 Word Meaning Formal semantics has largely ignored word meaning except to point out that. Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Volume 1 Volume 33 of Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, ISSN Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Claudia Maienborn: Editors: Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger. [n our view, a computational semantics ['or a natural language has three essential components: a. a system of conceptual representation for internal use as a computational medium in processes of information retrieval, inference, planning, etc. b. a system of linkages between expressions of the natural.

    ‘‘non-compositional’’, or ‘‘computational’’ semantics, as in Hamm, Kamp and van Lambalgen , hereafter HK&vL. We think such locu-tions can serve as useful reminders to keep semantics fixed on the central question of how language allows us to share information that some have and others need to get.


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the semantics of Author: Yves Lespérance. Computational Semantics Lab The Computational Semantics Laboratory works on research projects involving semantics -- the study of meaning -- at the intersection of linguistics and computer science.

A unifying theme in the lab's research is an emphasis on the role of context in determining meaning. notions of interpretation, the semantics of natural languages and the semantics of computational formalisms are in the deepest sense the same subject.

The attempt to use computational formalisms in aid of an explanation of natural language semantics, therefore, is an. Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the linguistic and philosophical study of meaning in language, programming languages, formal logics, and is concerned with the relationship between signifiers—like words, phrases, signs, and symbols—and what they stand for in reality, their denotation.

In International scientific. The major subject areas of semantics are discussed, including quantification, anaphora and discourse, tense and aspect, ellipsis and context, and word meaning. The book also presents state-of-the-art research in topics at the forefront of by: 1.

Situations in direct perception reports. Situations entered natural language semantics with Jon Barwise’s paper Scenes and Other Situations (Barwise ), followed by Barwise and Perry’s Situations and Attitudes (Barwise & Perry ).Scenes and Other Situations is about the meaning of direct (or epistemically neutral) perception reports, a construction illustrated in (1).

Computational semantics is the study of how to automate the process of constructing and reasoning with meaning representations of natural language expressions.

It consequently plays an important role in natural language processing and computational linguistics. Some traditional topics of interest are: construction of meaning representations, semantic underspecification.

This is the first volume in \textit{Research in Computational Semantics} series launched by College Publications. Computational semantics is a relatively new interdisciplinary area in natural language processing, focusing on developing techniques to automate the interpretation of spoken and written natural : Johan Bos.

Computational Linguistics and Formal Semantics. and implementation of situation theory for computational semantics.

These concern the Prolog implementation of partial logics, the t. knowledge-based computational linguistics together with the seminal notions of situation and language game are combined to allow for a procedural modelling and numerical reconstruction of processes that simulate the constitution of meanings and the interpretation of signs prior to any predicative and propo.

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A five-way aspectual classification system is defined on the basis of three aspectual features, making use of the concept of predicates as event by: situation of language use. Situations and Contexts A situation can be roughly described as a meeting of human interactants having a common background and trying to realize a common goal.

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The programs are written in a functional programming language, called ML, and have been executed on examples. Leonard Talmy is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Director Emeritus of the Center for Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

He is the author of Toward a Cognitive Semantics, volume 1, Concept Structuring Systems, and volume 2, Typology and Process in Concept Structuring (MIT Press).Semantics is the study of meaning expressed by elements of any language, characterizable as a symbolic system.

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The latter aims at the con- knowledge representation for semantic interpretation and rea- soning is made in Section 4. In Section 5, computational aspects of the theory is discussed and existing approaches.