Computational Lexical Semantics

Computational Lexical Semantics

by Patrick Saint-Dizier, Evelyn Viegas
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521023207
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1An introduction to lexical semantics from a linguistic and a psycholinguistic perspective1
Pt. IPsycholinguistics for lexical semantics31
2Polysemy and related phenomena from a cognitive linguistic viewpoint33
3Mental lexicon and machine lexicon: Which properties are shared by machine and mental word representations? Which are not?50
Pt. IIFoundational issues in lexical semantics69
4Linguistic constraints on type coercion71
5From lexical semantics to text analysis98
6Lexical functions, generative lexicons and the world125
7Semantic features in a generic lexicon141
Pt. IIILexical databases163
8Lexical semantics and terminological knowledge representation165
9Word meaning between lexical and conceptual structure185
10The representation of group denoting nouns in a lexical knowledge base207
11A preliminary lexical and conceptual analysis of BREAK: A computational perspective231
12Large neural networks for the resolution of lexical ambiguity251
Pt. IVLexical semantics and artificial intelligence271
13Blocking273
14A non-monotonic approach to lexical semantics303
15Inheriting polysemy319
16Lexical semantics: Dictionary or encyclopedia?336
Pt. VApplications349
17Lexical functions of the Explanatory Combinatorial Dictionary for lexicalization in text generation351
18A lexical-semantic solution to the divergence problem in machine translation367
Pt. VIComputer models for lexical semantics397
19Introducing LexLog399
20Constraint propagation techniques for lexical semantics descriptions426
Author index441
Subject index447

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