Knowledge Representation and the Semantics of Natural Language

ISBN: 978-3-540-24461-5 (Print) 978-3-540-29966-0 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Knowledge Representation with MultiNet

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-11

      Introduction

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-16

      Historical Roots

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-43

      Basic Concepts

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-83

      Semantic Characterization of Objects

    5. Chapter

      Pages 85-111

      Semantic Characterization of Situations

    6. Chapter

      Pages 113-130

      The Comparison of Entities

    7. Chapter

      Pages 131-162

      The Spatio-temporal Characterization of Entities

    8. Chapter

      Pages 163-196

      Modality and Negation

    9. Chapter

      Pages 197-217

      Quantification and Pluralities

    10. Chapter

      Pages 219-231

      The Role of Layer Information in Semantic Representations

    11. Chapter

      Pages 233-277

      Relations Between Situations

    12. Chapter

      Pages 279-303

      Lexicon and Knowledge Representation

    13. Chapter

      Pages 305-330

      Question Answering and Inferences

    14. Chapter

      Pages 331-356

      Software Tools for the Knowledge Engineer and Sample Applications

    15. Chapter

      Pages 357-391

      Comparison Between MultiNet and Other Semantic Formalisms or Knowledge Representation Paradigms

  3. The Representational Means of MultiNet

    1. Chapter

      Pages 395-407

      Overview and Representational Principles

    2. Chapter

      Pages 409-438

      Means for Expressing Classification and Stratification

    3. Chapter

      Pages 439-591

      Relational and Functional Means of Representation

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 593-647