The Alternative Mathematical Model of Linguistic Semantics and Pragmatics

  • Vilém Novák

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  3. Vilém Novák
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-204

About this book


In opposition to the classical set theory of natural language, Novák's highly original monograph offers a theory based on alternative and fuzzy sets. This new approach is firmly grounded in semantics and pragmatics, and accounts for the vagueness inherent in natural language-filling a large gap in our current knowledge. The theory will foster fruitful debate among researchers in linguistics and artificial intellegence.


fuzzy logic fuzzy sets knowledge language linguistics logic natural language pragmatics semantic semantics set theory sets

Authors and affiliations

  • Vilém Novák
    • 1
  1. 1.Czechoslovak Academy of SciencesMining InstituteOstrava-PorubaCzechoslovakia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2319-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2317-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0463
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