Conceptual Structures: Standards and Practices

7th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS’99 Blacksburg, VA, USA, July 12–15, 1999 Proceedings

  • William M. Tepfenhart
  • Walling Cyre
Conference proceedings ICCS 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1640)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1640)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Invited Talk

  3. CG Modeling

  4. Understanding Natural Language

    1. József Farkas, Janos Sarbo
      Pages 112-126
    2. Jeff Hess, Walling R. Cyre
      Pages 127-139
    3. Sait Dogru, James R. Slagle
      Pages 154-167
    4. Bernard Moulin, Mohamed Gouiaa, Sylvain Delisle
      Pages 168-175
  5. Applications

    1. Torben Bräuner, Claus Donner, Peter Øhrstrøm
      Pages 184-197
    2. Finnegan Southey, James G. Linders
      Pages 262-271

    1. Svetlana Damianova, Kristina Toutanova
      Pages 297-314
    2. Philippe Martin, Peter Eklund
      Pages 315-333
    3. J. F. Baget, D. Genest, M. L. Mugnier
      Pages 355-376
  7. Context, Logic, and CGs

    1. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
      Pages 377-388
    2. Susanne Prediger, Rudolf Wille
      Pages 401-414
    3. Ryszard Raban, Brian Garner
      Pages 415-422
  8. Logic

    1. Torben Braüner, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Anne Rasmussen
      Pages 456-469
    2. Dan Corbett, Robert Woodbury
      Pages 470-479
    3. F. Baader, R. Molitor, S. Tobies
      Pages 480-493
    4. Gwen Kerdiles
      Pages 494-507
  9. Position Papers

    1. Mary Keeler, William Tepfenhart
      Pages 511-512
    2. William Tepfenhart, Mark Holder
      Pages 513-514
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 515-517

About these proceedings


With all of the news about the Internet and the Y2K problem, it is easy to forget that other areas of computer science still exist. Reading the newspaper or watching the television conveys a very warped view of what is happening in computer science. This conference illustrates how a maturing subdiscipline of computer science can continue to grow and integrate within it both old and new approaches despite (or perhaps due to) a lack of public awareness. The conceptual graph community has basically existed since the 1984 publication of John Sowa's book, "Conceptual Structures: Information Processing In Mind and Machine." In this book, John Sowa laid the foundations for a knowledge representation model called conceptual graphs based on semantic networks and the existential graphs of C.S. Peirce. Conceptual graphs constitutes a very powerful and expressive knowledge representation scheme, inheriting the benefits of logic and the mathematics of graphs. The expressiveness and formal underpinnings of conceptual graph theory have attracted a large international community of researchers and scholars. The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures, and this is the seventh in the series, is the primary forum for these researchers to report their progress and activities. As in the past, the doors were open to admit alternate representation models and approaches.


Computer Java Natural Processing Simulation Variable XML algorithms calculus image processing information system knowledge engineering logic modeling natural language

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Tepfenhart
    • 1
  • Walling Cyre
    • 2
  1. 1.Software Engineering DepartmentMonmouth UniversityWest Long BranchUSA
  2. 2.The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringVirginia Tech, Automatic Design Research GroupBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66223-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48659-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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