LINGUIST List 12.1077

Tue Apr 17 2001

Books: Computational/Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. Kim Lewis Brown, Comp/Cognitive Ling: Logic, Language and Computation

Message 1: Comp/Cognitive Ling: Logic, Language and Computation

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 15:41:51 -0700
From: Kim Lewis Brown <>
Subject: Comp/Cognitive Ling: Logic, Language and Computation

Cavedon, Lawrence (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University), 
Patrick Blackburn, (University of Saarland), 
Nick Braisby (Open University) and 
Atsushi Shimojima (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), eds.; 
paperback ISBN: 1-57586-268-9, $25.00; cloth ISBN: 1-57586-267-0, $65.00; 
356 pages. CSLI Publications 2001. 

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Book description:

With the rise of the internet and the proliferation of technology to
gather and organize data, our era has been defined as "the information
age." With the prominence of information as a research concept, there
has arisen an increasing appreciation of the intertwined nature of
fields such as logic, linguistics, and computer science that answer
the questions about information and the ways it can be processed. The
many research traditions do not agree about the exact nature of
information. By bringing together ideas from diverse perspectives,
this book presents the emerging consensus about what a conclusive
theory of information should be. The book provides an introduction to
the topic, work on the underlying ideas, and technical research that
pins down the richer notions of information from a mathematical point
of view.

The book contains contributions to a general theory of information,
while also tackling specific problems from artificial intelligence,
formal semantics, cognitive psychology, and the philosophy of mind.
There is focus on the dynamics of information flow, and also a
consideration of static approaches to information content; both
quantitative and qualitative approaches are represented.

Lawrence Cavedon is a lecturer at the computer science department in
the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and senior computer
scientist at Advanced Products and Strategy Group, VerticalNet, Inc.
Patrick Blackburn is a lecturer at the department of computational
linguistics in the University of Saarland. Nick Braisby is a lecturer
in cognitive psychology at the Department of Psychology in The Open
University. Atsushi Shimojima is associate professor at the School of
Knowledge Science in the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and
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