Modelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - Integration

Modelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - Integration

by Ewald Lang, Geoffrey Simmons, Kai-Uwe Carstensen
     
 

On the basis of a semantic analysis of dimension terms, this book develops a theory about knowledge of spatial objects, which is significant for cognitive linguistics and artificial intelligence. This new approach to knowledge structure evolves in a three-step process: - adoption of the linguistic theory with its elements, principles and representational levels

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On the basis of a semantic analysis of dimension terms, this book develops a theory about knowledge of spatial objects, which is significant for cognitive linguistics and artificial intelligence. This new approach to knowledge structure evolves in a three-step process: - adoption of the linguistic theory with its elements, principles and representational levels, - implementation of the latter in a Prolog prototype, and - integration of the prototype into a large natural language understanding system. The study documents interdisciplinary research at work: the model of spatial knowledge is the fruit of the cooperative efforts of linguists, computational linguists, and knowledge engineers, undertaken in that logical and chronological order. The book offers a two-level approach to semantic interpretation and proves that it works by means of a precise computer implementation, which in turn is applied to support a task-independent knowledge representation system. Each of these stages is described in detail, and the links are made explicit, thus retracing the evolution from theory to practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540537182
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series, #481
Edition description:
1991
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
0.33(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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