Contextuality and non-extensional identity: the inescapable symbiosis in NLP

  • Ioannis Kanellos
  • Victor Hugo Zaldivar-Carrillo
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 992)


In this paper we examine two kernel traits that a KR approach has to share in order to capture traditional structuralist analysis of semantics: non-extensionality and semantic identification/differentiation. We set up the formal requisites for a non-extensional definition of representational entities. The notion of identity is re-evaluated supporting modularity. Its partial forms, seen as particular effects of interpretational strategies, are investigated.


Extensionality and non-extensionality in knowledge representation non-extensional identity partial identity forms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Kanellos
    • 1
  • Victor Hugo Zaldivar-Carrillo
    • 1
  1. 1.école Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de BretagneBrest CedexFrance

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