LINGUIST List 12.439

Fri Feb 16 2001

Books: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Kimberly Kahn, Comp Ling: Polysemy by Y. Ravin & C. Leacock (eds.)

Message 1: Comp Ling: Polysemy by Y. Ravin & C. Leacock (eds.)

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:27:44 -0500
From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Comp Ling: Polysemy by Y. Ravin & C. Leacock (eds.)

POLYSEMY: Theoretical and Computational Approaches
Edited by Yael Ravin, T. J. Watson Research Center of IBM, New York, 
 and Claudia Leacock

Polysemy is a term used in semantic and lexical analysis to describe a
word with multiple meanings. Although such words present few
difficulties in everyday communication, they do pose near-intractable
problems for linguists and lexicographers. The contributors in this
volume consider the implications of these problems for linguistic
theory and how they may be addressed in computational linguistics.


1. Polysemy: An overview, Yael Ravin and Claudia Leacock 
2. Aspects of the Micro-Structure of Word Meanings, D. Alan Cruse 
3. Autotroponomy, Christiane Fellbaum 
4. Lexical Shadowing and Argument Closure, James Pustejovsky 
5. Describing Polysemy: The case of Crawl, Charles J. Fillmore and 
 B. T. S. Atkins 
6. The Garden Swarms with Bees and the Fallacy of 'Argument Alternation', 
 David Dowty 
7. Polysemy: A problem of definition, Cliff Goddard 
8. Lexical Representations for Sentence Processing, 
 George A. Miller and Claudia Leacock 
9. Large Vocabulary Word Sense Disambiguation, Mark Stevenson and Yorick Wilks
10.Polysemy in a Broad-Coverage Natural Language Processing System, 
 William Dolan, Lucy Vanderwende, and Stephen Richardson 
11.Disambiguation and Connectionism, Hinrich Sch�tze

August 2000 240 pp.; 11 b/w figs.
0-19-823842-8 $74.00
Oxford University Press

Kimberly Kahn
Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
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