Lexical Semantics

  • Pierre M. Nugues
Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)


Formal semantics provides clean grounds and well-mastered devices for bridging language and logic. Although debated, the assumption of such a link is common sense. There is obviously a connection – at least partial – between sentences and logical representations. However, there are more controversial issues. For instance, can the whole language be handled in terms of logical forms? Language practice, psychology, or pragmatics are not taken into account. These areas pertain to cognition: processes of symbolization, conceptualization, or understanding.


Argument Structure Word Sense Semantic Role Word Sense Disambiguation Thematic Role 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  • Pierre M. Nugues
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceLund UniversityLundSweden

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