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Concepts in Action

Representation, Learning, and Application

  • Offers a synergistic focus on the representation, learning and application of concepts

  • Provides a more holistic perspective on concept research from leading researchers in the field

  • Combines theoretical, experimental, computational, and applied approaches

Part of the book series: Language, Cognition, and Mind (LCAM, volume 9)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Concepts in Action: Introduction

    • Lucas Bechberger, Mingya Liu
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Generalizing Psychological Similarity Spaces to Unseen Stimuli

    • Lucas Bechberger, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger
    Pages 11-36Open Access
  4. Theories of Meaning for the Internet of Things

    • Michael Färber, Yulia Svetashova, Andreas Harth
    Pages 37-61Open Access
  5. Numerical Concepts in Context

    • Paola Gega, Mingya Liu, Lucas Bechberger
    Pages 93-119Open Access
  6. Does the Activation of Motor Information Affect Semantic Processing?

    • Elisa Scerrati, Cristina Iani, Sandro Rubichi
    Pages 153-166Open Access
  7. Grounding Abstract Concepts in Action

    • Paola Vernillo
    Pages 167-194Open Access

About this book

This open access book is a timely contribution in presenting recent issues, approaches, and results that are not only central to the highly interdisciplinary field of concept research but also particularly important to newly emergent paradigms and challenges. The contributors present a unique, holistic picture for the understanding and use of concepts from a wide range of fields including cognitive science, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science. The chapters focus on three distinct points of view that lie at the core of concept research: representation, learning, and application. The contributions present a combination of theoretical, experimental, computational, and applied methods that appeal to students and researchers working in these fields.


  • Conceptual Spaces
  • Concept and Representation
  • Learning, Language and Application
  • Robotics and Typicality
  • Compositionality and Concepts
  • Concept Research
  • Concept Research and Machine Learning
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany

    Lucas Bechberger, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger

  • Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Mingya Liu

About the editors

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Concepts in Action

  • Book Subtitle: Representation, Learning, and Application

  • Editors: Lucas Bechberger, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Mingya Liu

  • Series Title: Language, Cognition, and Mind

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-69822-5Published: 03 August 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-69825-6Published: 03 August 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-69823-2Published: 02 August 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4109

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4117

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 194

  • Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Logic

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)