Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon

Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon

by Ted Briscoe, Ann Copestake, Valeria de Paiva
     
 

Inheritance has been used in AI knowledge representation for many years. Until recently, however, it had not been much exploited in linguistic representation. This collection describes how the lexicon may be structured using inheritance. The papers are mostly formal in orientation, mainly concentrating on unification-based systems (which nowadays form the basis for… See more details below

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Inheritance has been used in AI knowledge representation for many years. Until recently, however, it had not been much exploited in linguistic representation. This collection describes how the lexicon may be structured using inheritance. The papers are mostly formal in orientation, mainly concentrating on unification-based systems (which nowadays form the basis for most theoretically motivated work on NLP, and for current linguistic theories such as HPSG) and discuss syntax and morphology as well as lexical semantics. The formalization of default inheritance, in particular, is discussed in detail, and linked with the AI literature.

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'A very valuable description … should be available in all centres of artificial intelligence.' Artificial Intelligence Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521028059
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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