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Computing Meaning

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ISBN-10: 1402004516

ISBN-13: 9781402004513

Edition: 2001

Authors: Harry Bunt, Reinhard Muskens, Elias Thijsse

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This book is a collection of papers written by outstanding researchers in the newly emerging field of computational semantics. Computational semantics is concerned with the computation of the meanings of linguistic objects such as text fragments, spoken dialogue utterances, and e-mail messages. The meaning of such an object is determined partly by linguistic information and partly by information from the context in which the object occurs. The information from these sources is combined by processes that infer which interpretation of the object applies in the given context. This applies not only to notoriously difficult aspects of interpreting linguistic objects, such as indexicals,…    
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Book details

List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

From Lexical Items to Discourse Meanings: Computational and Representational Tools
Inference and Computational Semantics
Building a Semantic Lexicon: Structuring and Generating Concepts
In Search of the Semantic Values of an Occurrence: an Example and a Framework
Agent-dependent Metonymy in a Context-change Model of Communication
Weak Lexical Semantics and Multiple Views
Lexical Conceptual Structure for Sense Variations
The Availability of Partial Scopings in an Underspecified Semantic Representation
Compositional Semantics with Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammar (LTAG): How Much Underspecification is Necessary? A.K. Joshi
Glue, Underspecification and Translation
A Functional Interpretation Scheme for D-Tree Grammars
Tree Descriptions, Constraints and Incrementality
Multiple Discourse Connectives in a Lexicalized Grammar for Discourse
Fragmenting Meaning: Clarification Ellipsis and Nominal Anaphora
Event Coreference between Two Sentences
Authors' Addresses
Author Index