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"Semantics: Foundational issues"

♥ Book Title : Semantics: Foundational issues
♣ Name Author : Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0415266335
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780415266338
⊕ Number Pages : Total 392 sheet
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"Foundational Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science"

♥ Book Title : Foundational Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
♣ Name Author : Mark H. Bickhard
∞ Launching : 1996
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780444825209
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0444825207
⊕ Number Pages : Total 384 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The book focuses on a conceptual flaw in contemporary artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Many people have discovered diverse manifestations and facets of this flaw, but the central conceptual impasse is at best only partially perceived. Its consequences, nevertheless, visit themselves as distortions and failures of multiple research projects - and make impossible the ultimate aspirations of the fields. The impasse concerns a presupposition concerning the nature of representation - that all representation has the nature of encodings: encodingism. Encodings certainly exist, but encodingism is at root logically incoherent; any programmatic research predicted on it is doomed too distortion and ultimate failure. The impasse and its consequences - and steps away from that impasse - are explored in a large number of projects and approaches. These include SOAR, CYC, PDP, situated cognition, subsumption architecture robotics, and the frame problems - a general survey of the current research in AI and Cognitive Science emerges. Interactivism, an alternative model of representation, is proposed and examined."Article| Mark H. Bickhard| Statement ..."

"Foundations of Intensional Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Foundations of Intensional Semantics
♣ Name Author : Chris Fox
∞ Launching : 2008-04-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780470775295
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0470775297
⊕ Number Pages : Total 208 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the past few decades. focuses on the formal characterization of intensions, the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and the formal power of the semantic representation language proposes a theory that offers a promising framework for developing a computational semantic system sufficiently expressive to capture the properties of natural language meaning while remaining computationally tractable written by two leading researchers and of interest to students and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language"Article| Chris Fox| Statement ..."

"Computational Lexical Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Computational Lexical Semantics
♣ Name Author : Patrick Saint-Dizier
∞ Launching : 1995-02-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0521444101
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780521444101
⊕ Number Pages : Total 447 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Lexical semantics has become a major research area within computational linguistics, drawing from psycholinguistics, knowledge representation, and computer algorithms and architecture. Research programs whose goal is the definition of large lexicons are asking what the appropriate representation structure is for different facets of lexical information. Among these facets, semantic information is probably the most complex and the least explored. Computational Lexical Semantics is one of the first volumes to provide models for the creation of various kinds of computerized lexicons for the automatic treatment of natural language, with applications to machine translation, automatic indexing, and database front-ends, knowledge extraction, among other things. It focuses on semantic issues, as seen by linguists, psychologists, and computer scientists. Besides describing academic research, it also covers ongoing industrial projects."Article| Patrick Saint-Dizier| Statement ..."

"Compositionality in Formal Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Compositionality in Formal Semantics
♣ Name Author : Barbara H. Partee
∞ Launching : 2008-04-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780470751299
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0470751290
⊕ Number Pages : Total 344 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Compositionality in Formal Semantics is a collection of Barbara Partee’s papers that have been influential in the field but are not readily available and includes a new introductory essay in which Partee reflects on how her thinking and the field of semantics have developed over the past 35 years. Brings together, in one volume, influential but difficult to find papers by one of the most important researchers in formal semantics. Includes a new introductory essay in which Partee reflects on how her research and the field of semantics have developed over the past 35 years. Discusses critical themes in semantic theory."Article| Barbara H. Partee| Statement ..."

"Two-Dimensional Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Two-Dimensional Semantics
♣ Name Author : Manuel Garcia-Carpintero
∞ Launching : 2006-04-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015063335296
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 355 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "According to two-dimensional semantics, the meaning of an expression involves two different "dimensions": one dimension involves reference and truth-conditions of a familiar sort, while the other dimension involves the way that reference and truth-conditions depend on the external world (for example, reference and truth-conditions might be held to depend on which individuals and substances are present in the world, or on which linguistic conventions are in place). A number ofdifferent two-dimensional frameworks have been developed, and these have been applied to a number of fundamental problems in philosophy: the nature of communication, the relation between the necessary and the a priori, the role of context in assertion, Frege's distinction between sense and reference, thecontents of thought, and the mind-body problem.Manuel Garcia-Carpintero and Josep Macia present a selection of new essays by an outstanding international team, shedding fresh light both on foundational issues regarding two-dimensional semantics and on its specific applications. The volume will be the starting-point for future work on this approach to issues in philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics."Article| Manuel Garcia-Carpintero| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Semantics
♣ Name Author : Claudia Maienborn
∞ Launching : 2012-12-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783110253382
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3110253380
⊕ Number Pages : Total 944 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This handbook comprises, in three volumes, an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in linguistic semantics from a wide variety of perspectives. It contains 112 articles written by leading scholars from around the world. These articles present detailed, yet accessible, introductions to key issues, including the analysis of specific semantic categories and constructions, the history of semantic research, theories and theoretical frameworks, methodology, and relationships with related fields; moreover, they give expert guidance on topics of debate within the field, on the strengths and weaknesses of existing theories, and on the likely directions for the future development of semantic research. In many cases, the articles written for this handbook promise to become the standard references on the topics they cover. This work will provide an essential reference for both advanced students and researchers in semantics and related fields within linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and other areas."Article| Claudia Maienborn| Statement ..."

"Flexibility Principles in Boolean Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Flexibility Principles in Boolean Semantics
♣ Name Author : Yoad Winter
∞ Launching : 2002-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262265044
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262265041
⊕ Number Pages : Total 309 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An investigation of the logical flexibility principles needed for a formal semantic account of coordination, plurality, and scope in natural language. Since the early work of Montague, Boolean semantics and its subfield of generalized quantifier theory have become the model-theoretic foundation for the study of meaning in natural languages. This book uses this framework to develop a new semantic theory of central linguistic phenomena involving coordination, plurality, and scope. The proposed theory makes use of the standard Boolean interpretation of conjunction, a choice-function account of indefinites, and a novel semantics of plurals that is not based on the distributive/collective distinction. The key to unifying these mechanisms is a version of Montagovian semantics that is augmented by flexibility principles: semantic operations that have no counterpart in phonology. This is the first book to cover these areas in a way that is both linguistically comprehensive and formally explicit. On one hand, it addresses questions of primarily linguistic concern: the semantic functions of words like and and or in different languages, the interpretation of indefinites and their scope, and the semantic typology of noun phrases and predicates. On the other hand, it addresses formal questions that are motivated by the treatment of these linguistic problems: the use of Boolean algebras in linguistics, the proper formalization of choice functions within generalized quantifier theory, and the extension of this theory to the domain of plurality. While primarily intended for readers with a background in theoretical linguistics, the book will also be of interest to researchers and advanced students in logic, computational linguistics, philosophy of language, and artificial intelligence."Article| Yoad Winter| Statement ..."

"The Structure of Biological Theories"

♥ Book Title : The Structure of Biological Theories
♣ Name Author : Paul Thompson
∞ Launching : 1989-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0887069339
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780887069338
⊕ Number Pages : Total 148 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The central thesis of this book is that the semantic conception is a logical methodologically and heuristically richer and more accurate account of scientific theorizing, and in particular of theorizing in evolutionary biology, than the more widely adhered to syntactic conception. In this book, the author outlines both the conceptions indicating the significant problems with the syntactic conception; explains and criticizes two influential syntactic-conception accounts of the structure of evolutionary theorizing. Thompson also argues that the semantic conception provides a richer and more accurate understanding than the syntactic conception of sociobiological explanation, of the testability of sociobiology, and of the role of culture and cognition in evolutionary explanations of human behavior."Article| Paul Thompson| Statement ..."

"Properties, Types and Meaning"

♥ Book Title : Properties, Types and Meaning
♣ Name Author : G. Chierchia
∞ Launching : 2012-12-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789400927230
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9400927231
⊕ Number Pages : Total 307 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This collection of papers stems originally from a conference on Property Theory, Type Theory and Semantics held in Amherst on March 13-16 1986. The conference brought together logicians, philosophers, com puter scientists and linguists who had been working on these issues (of ten in isolation from one another). Our intent was to boost debate and exchange of ideas on these fundamental issues at a time of rapid change in semantics and cognitive science. The papers published in this work have evolved substantially since their original presentation at the conference. Given their scope, we thought it convenient to divide the work into two volumes. The first deals primarily with logical and philosophical foundations, the second with more empirical semantic issues. While there is a common set of issues tying the two volumes together, they are both self-contained and can be read independently of one another. Two of the papers in the present collection (van Benthem in volume 1 and Chierchia in volume II) were not actually read at the conference. They are nevertheless included here for their direct relevance to the topics of the volumes. Regrettably, some of the papers that were presented (Feferman, Klein, and Plotkin) could not be included in the present work due to timing problems. We nevertheless thank the authors for their contribu tion in terms of ideas and participation in the debate."Article| G. Chierchia| Statement ..."

"Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semantics"

♥ Book Title : Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semantics
♣ Name Author : Stergios Chatzikyriakidis
∞ Launching : 2018-07-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 3319843974
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9783319843971
⊕ Number Pages : Total 296 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is a collective volume that reports the state of the art in the applications of type theory to linguistic semantics. The volume fills a 20 year gap from the last published book on the issue and aspires to bring researchers closer to cutting edge alternatives in formal semantics research. It consists of unpublished work by some key researchers on various issues related to the type theoretical study of formal semantics and further exemplifies the advantages of using modern type theoretical approaches to linguistic semantics. Themes that are covered include modern developments of type theories in formal semantics, foundational issues in linguistic semantics like anaphora, modality and plurals, innovational interdisciplinary research like the introduction of probability theory to type theories as well as computational implementations of type theoretical approaches. This volume will be of great interest to formal semanticists that are looking for alternative ways to study linguistic semantics, but will also be of interest to theoretical computer scientists and mathematicians that are interested in the applications of type theory."Article| Stergios Chatzikyriakidis| Statement ..."

"An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language"

♥ Book Title : An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Language
♣ Name Author : Lila R. Gleitman
∞ Launching : 1995
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262650444
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262650441
⊕ Number Pages : Total 445 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Rather than surveying theories and data in the manner characteristic of many introductory textbooks in the field, An Invitation to Cognitive Science employs a unique case study approach, presenting a focused research topic in some depth and relying on suggested readings to convey the breadth of views and results."Article| Lila R. Gleitman| Statement ..."