Synopses & Reviews
In this particularly well written volume Graeme Hirst presents a theoretically motivated foundation for semantic interpretation (conceptual analysis) by computer, and shows how this framework facilitates the resolution of both lexical and syntactic ambiguities.
"...written in engaging, entertaining prose....a responsible piece of creative research, clearly presented and attractively packaged." Computing Reviews"...an interesting and enjoyable read....Many of the examples are a delight, and instructive not least because memorable." Computational Linguistics
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Semantic interpretation; 3. The Absity semantic interpreter; 4. Lexical disambiguation; 5. Polaroid words; 6. Structural disambiguation; 7. The semantic enquiry desk; 8. Conclusion; 9. Speculations, partially baked ideas, and exercises for the reader; References; Index of names; Index of subjects.