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LINGUIST List 18.549

Mon Feb 19 2007

Books: Computational Linguistics: Briscoe, Copestake, de Paiva (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon: Briscoe, Copestake, de Paiva (Eds)

Message 1: Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon: Briscoe, Copestake, de Paiva (Eds)
Date: 16-Feb-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon: Briscoe, Copestake, de Paiva (Eds)

Title: Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Ted Briscoe
Editor: Ann Copestake
Editor: Valeria de Paiva
Hardback: ISBN: 0521430275 Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 120.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521430272
Paperback: ISBN: 0521028051 Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 48.00 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521028059
Paperback: ISBN: 0521028051 Pages: 306 Price: U.K. £ 26.99 Comment: ISBN-13: 9780521028059

The lexicon is now a major focus of research in computational linguistics
and natural language processing (NLP), as more linguistic theories
concentrate on the lexicon and as the acquisition of an adequate vocabulary
has become the chief bottleneck in developing practical NLP systems. This
collection describes techniques of lexical representation within a
unification-based framework and their linguistic application, concentrating
on the highly topical issue of structuring the lexicon using inheritance
and defaults. Topics covered include typed feature structures, default
unification, lexical rules, multiple inheritance and non-monotonic
reasoning. The contributions describe both theoretical results and
implemented languages and systems, including DATR, the Stuttgart TFS and
ISSCO's ELU. This book arose out of a workshop on default inheritance in
the lexicon organized as a part of the Esprit ACQUILEX project on
computational lexicography. Besides the contributed papers mentioned above,
it contains a detailed description of the ACQUILEX lexical knowledge base
(LKB) system and its use in the representation of lexicons extracted
semi-automatically from machine-readable dictionaries.

'A very valuable description of the current work in this field ... should
be available in all centres of artificial intelligence.'
--Artificial Intelligence Review


1. Introduction
Ted Briscoe;

2. Skeptical and credulous default unification with applications to
templates and inheritance
Bob Carpenter;

3. Prioritised multiple inheritance in DATR
Roger Evans, Gerald Gazdar and Lionel Moser;

4. Some reflections on the conversion of the TIC lexicon into DATR
Lynne J. Cahill;

5. Norms or inference tickets? A frontal collision between intuitions
Michael Morreau;

6. Issues in the design of a language for representing linguistic
information based on inheritance and feature structures
Rémi Zajac;

7. Feature-based inheritance networks for computational lexicons
Hans-Ulrich Krieger and John Nerbonne;

8. A practical approach to multiple default inheritance for
unification-based lexicons
Graham Russell, Afzal Ballim, John Carroll and Susan Warwick-Armstrong;

9. The ACQUILEX LKB: An introduction
Ann Copestake, Antonio Sanfilippo, Ted Briscoe and Valeria de Paiva;

10. Types and constraints in the LKB
Valeria de Paiva;

11. LKB encoding of lexical knowledge
Antonio Sanfilippo;

12. Defaults in lexical representation
Ann Copestake;

13. Untangling definition structure into knowledge representation
Piek Vossen and Ann Copestake;




Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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