In this particularly well written volume Graeme Hirst presents a theoretically motivated foundation for semantic interpretation (conceptual analysis) by computer, and shows how this framework facilitates the resolution of both lexical and syntactic ambiguities.
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Semantic interpretation; 3. The Absity semantic interpreter; 4. Lexical disambiguation; 5. Polaroid words; 6. Structural disambiguation; 7. The semantic enquiry desk; 8. Conclusion; 9. Speculations, partially baked ideas, and exercises for the reader; References; Index of names; Index of subjects.
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