Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. James Pustejovsky
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sergei Nirenburg, Lori Levin
    Pages 5-20
  4. John F. Sowa
    Pages 39-60
  5. James H. Martin
    Pages 61-73
  6. Ann Copestake, Ted Briscoe
    Pages 101-119
  7. Peter Anick, Sabine Bergler
    Pages 121-135
  8. Willem Meijs, Piek Vossen
    Pages 137-153
  9. Melissa Macpherson
    Pages 155-169
  10. Martha Evens, Joanne Dardaine, Yu-Fen Huang, Sun M. Li, Judith Markowitz, Frank Rinaldo et al.
    Pages 219-233
  11. Kathleen Dahlgren
    Pages 255-267

About these proceedings


Recent work on formal methods in computational lexical semantics has had theeffect of bringing many linguistic formalisms much closer to the knowledge representation languages used in artificial intelligence. Formalisms are now emerging which may be more expressive and formally better understood than many knowledge representation languages. The interests of computational linguists now extend to include such domains as commonsense knowledge, inheritance, default reasoning, collocational relations, and even domain knowledge. With such an extension of the normal purview of "linguistic" knowledge, one may question whether there is any logical justification for distinguishing between lexical semantics and commonsense reasoning. This volume explores the question from several methodologicaland theoretical perspectives. What emerges is a clear consensus that the notion of the lexicon and lexical knowledge assumed in earlier linguistic research is grossly inadequate and fails to address the deeper semantic issues required for natural language analysis.


Commonsense Reasoning Computational Linguistics Computer-Linguistik Natural Language Processing Natürliches Schließen Text Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache artificial intelligence interaction knowledge knowledge base knowledge management pragmatics semantic semantics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation
  • Book Subtitle First SIGLEX Workshop Berkeley, CA, USA, June 17, 1991 Proceedings
  • Editors James Pustejovsky
    Sabine Bergler
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect Notes Comput Sci
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-55801-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-47288-9
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-3349
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
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