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LINGUIST List 20.1651

Wed Apr 29 2009

Books: Semantics/Applied Ling: Evens (Ed)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Relational Models of the Lexicon: Evens (Ed)

Message 1: Relational Models of the Lexicon: Evens (Ed)
Date: 28-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Relational Models of the Lexicon: Evens (Ed)
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Title: Relational Models of the Lexicon
Subtitle: Representing Knowledge in Semantic Networks
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: Martha Walton Evens
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521104760 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 20.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521104760 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 37.99
Abstract:

With the first publication of this book in 1988, the centrality of the
lexicon in language research was becoming increasingly apparent and the use
of relational models of the lexicon had been the particular focus of
research in a variety of disciplines since the early 1980s. This
convergence of approach made the present collection especially welcome for
bringing together reports of theoretical developments and applications in
relational semantics in computer science, linguistics, cognitive science,
anthropology and industrial research. It explains in detail some important
applications of relational models to the construction of natural language
interfaces, the building of thesauri for bibliographic information
retrieval systems and the compilation of terminology banks for machine
translation systems. Relational Models of the Lexicon not only provides an
invaluable survey of research in relational semantics, but offers a
stimulus for potential research advances in semantics, natural language
processing and knowledge representation.

1. Introduction;

Part I. The Structure of the Lexicon:
2. The explanatory combinatorial dictionary, Igor Mel'cuk and Alexander
Zholkovsky;
3. The dictionary and the thesaurus can be combined, Nicoletta Calzolari;
4. A lexicon for a medical expert system, Thomas Ahlswede and Martha Evens;
5. Using a lexicon of canonical graphs in a semantic interpreter, John Sowa;

Part II. Representing Lexical Knowledge:
6. How to teach a network: minimal design features for a cultural
acquisition device or C-KAD, Oswald Werner;
7. Information dependencies in lexical subentries, Joseph E. Grimes;
8. Determination of lexical-semantic relations for multi-lingual
terminology structures, John S. White;
9. Improved retrieval using a relational thesaurus for automatic expansion
of Boolean logic queries, Edward A. Fox;
10. A lexical, syntactic and semantic framework for TELI: a user customised
natural language processor, Bruce W. Ballard;

Part III. The Nature of Lexical Relations;
11. An exploration into graded set membership, Judith Markowitz;
12. Problems of the part-whole relation, Madelyn Anne Iris;
13. The nature of semantic relations: a comparison of two approaches, Roger
Chaffin;
14. Relational models and metascience, William Frawley;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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