Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons by Boyan A. Onyshkevych (auth.), Evelyne Viegas (eds.)

Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons by Boyan A. Onyshkevych (auth.), Evelyne Viegas (eds.)

By Boyan A. Onyshkevych (auth.), Evelyne Viegas (eds.)

Most of the books approximately computational (lexical) semantic lexicons care for the intensity (or content material) element of lexicons, ignoring the breadth (or insurance) point. This e-book offers a primary test in the neighborhood to handle either concerns: content material and insurance of computational semantic lexicons, in a radical demeanour. additionally, it addresses matters that have no longer but been tackled in carried out platforms similar to the applying time of lexical principles. Lexical principles and lexical underspecification also are contrasted in carried out platforms. the most ways within the box of computational (lexical) semantics are represented within the current publication (including Wordnet, CyC, Mikrokosmos, Generative Lexicon).
This ebook embraces a number of fields (and subfields) as assorted as: linguistics (theoretical, computational, semantics, pragmatics), psycholinguistics, cognitive technological know-how, computing device technological know-how, synthetic intelligence, wisdom illustration, information and common language processing. The publication additionally constitutes a great advent to the state-of-the-art in computational semantic lexicons of the past due 1990s.

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A sub-regularity quite similar to the previous two is where common nouns for trees may denote the largest aggregate of those parts considered suitable for human use (for example, in construction), namely the wood, obtained from them. Examples include oak, maple, birch, cedar - and many, many, others. Still another sub-regularity is one mentioned by Copestake and Briscoe(1995: pp. , alligator, crocodile, lizard, and calf). Leech (1974: p. 216) mentions two examples which do not fall in any of the sub-regularities mentioned so far: an area of table and an inch of cigarette.

A lexical inheritance hierarchy facilitates the enforcement of type constraints. The resulting grammar architecture has morphology embedded in the lexicon. The design has been tested as part of an HPSG grammar for Turkish. Rebracketing in compounds and phrasal scope in affixation present formidable difficulties for lexical rules. In terms of performance, run-time execution of the rules seems to be a far better alternative than precompilation. The latter causes exponential growth in the lexicon due to intensive use of inflections and derivations in Turkish.

A predicate is evaluated, not with respect to the denotation of a demonstrative noun phrase which is its argument, but with respect to 3More precisely, singular quantified noun phrases exhibit different scope-like interpretations, while singular demonstrative noun phrases do not. There are cases where plural demonstrative noun phrases and interrogative noun phrases exhibit scope-like interpretations. 26 BRENDAN S. GILLON the elements in an aggregation constructed from the demonstrative noun phrase's denotation, where the choice of aggregation is determined by one's knowledge of the world and one's context.

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