Item description for Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation: First SIGLEX Workshop, Berkeley, CA, USA, June 17, 1991. Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by James Pustejovsky...
Recent work on formal methods in computational lexical semantics has had theeffect of bringing many linguistic formalisms much closer to the knowledge representation languages used in artificial intelligence. Formalisms are now emerging which may be more expressive and formally better understood than many knowledge representation languages. The interests of computational linguists now extend to include such domains as commonsense knowledge, inheritance, default reasoning, collocational relations, and even domain knowledge. With such an extension of the normal purview of "linguistic" knowledge, one may question whether there is any logical justification for distinguishing between lexical semantics and commonsense reasoning. This volume explores the question from several methodologicaland theoretical perspectives. What emerges is a clear consensus that the notion of the lexicon and lexical knowledge assumed in earlier linguistic research is grossly inadequate and fails to address the deeper semantic issues required for natural language analysis.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Oct 8, 1992
ISBN 3540558012 ISBN13 9783540558019
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More About James Pustejovsky
James Pustejovsky teaches and does research in Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics in the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University. His main areas of interest include: lexical meaning, computational semantics, temporal and spatial reasoning, and corpus linguistics. He is active in the development of standards for interoperability between language processing applications, and lead the creation of the recently adopted ISO standard for time annotation, ISO-TimeML. He is currently heading the development of a standard for annotating spatial information in language. More information on publications and research activities can be found at his webpage: pusto.com.
James Pustejovsky has an academic affiliation as follows - Brandeis University Brandeis University, Massachusetts Brandeis Univer.