An Introduction to Hybrid Semantics: The Role of Cognition in Semantic Resources

  • Alessandro Oltramari
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 370)


This paper focuses on the problem of opening semantic technologies to a comprehensive cognitive modeling of information: assuming an unilateral focus on symbolic ‘representations’, in fact, spoils human knowledge processes of their peculiar ‘embodied’ features. We claim, conversely, that the mutual interlinks between static and dynamic cognitive structures should be adopted in semantic technologies to improve existing knowledge resources. In particular, in the process of ontology creation, a preliminary analysis of knowledge formation and cognitive structuring of conceptualization becomes a necessary module of semantic technologies.


Conceptual Representation Intentional Object Lexical Resource Ontological Level Semantic Technology 
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  • Alessandro Oltramari
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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