Computing Meaning, Volume 3

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Harry Bunt, Reinhard Muskens
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 2, 2008 - Computers - 482 pages
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This book provides an in-depth view of the current issues, problems and approaches in the computation of meaning as expressed in language. Aimed at linguists, computer scientists, and logicians with an interest in the computation of meaning, this book focuses on two main topics in recent research in computational semantics. The first topic is the definition and use of underspecified semantic representations, i.e. formal structures that represent part of the meaning of a linguistic object while leaving other parts unspecified. The second topic discussed is semantic annotation. Annotated corpora have become an indispensable resource both for linguists and for developers of language and speech technology, especially when used in combination with machine learning methods. The annotation in corpora has only marginally addressed semantic information, however, since semantic annotation methodologies are still in their infancy. This book discusses the development and application of such methodologies.

  

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Contents

COMPUTING THE SEMANTIC INFORMATION IN AN UTTERANCE
1
JUSTIFIED SLOPPINESS IN ANAPHORIC REFERENCE
11
DERIVING QUASILOGICAL FORMS FROM FSTRUCTURES FOR THE PENN TREEBANK
33
WHICH TECHNIQUE FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
54
DYNAMIC SEMANTICS WITH DISCOURSE STRUCTURE
87
FRAGMENT RESOLUTION IN DIALOGUE
125
INTERPRETING CONCESSION STATEMENTS IN LIGHT OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE
145
CONTEXT AND THE COMPOSITION OF MEANING
173
QUANTIFIER SCOPE AND INVERSE LINKING
233
SERIOUS COMPUTING WITH TENSE
257
TEMPORAL AND EVENT INFORMATION IN NATURAL LANGUAGE TEXT
301
FINITESTATE DESCRIPTIONS FOR TEMPORAL SEMANTICS
347
GENERATING BRIDGING DEFINITE DESCRIPTIONS
369
ON THE GENERATION OF REFERRING EXPRESSIONS
397
EFFICIENT COMPUTATION OF OVERLAY FOR MULTIPLE INHERITANCE HIERARCHIES IN DISCOURSE MODELING
423
LINEAR LOGIC BASED TRANSFER AND STRUCTURAL MISALIGNMENT
456

MEANING INTONATION AND NEGATION
194
BUILDING DOMAINSPECIFIC SEMANTIC REPRESENTATIONS FROM A GENERIC LEXICON
213

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