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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
Computational Semantics is the study of how to automate the process of constructing and reasoning with meaning representations of
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Computational Semantics is the study of how to automate the process of constructing and reasoning with meaning representations of natural language expressions. Some traditional topics of interest are: construction of meaning representations, semantic underspecification,
natural language expressions. Traditional topics of interest are: compositional semantics, semantic underspecification,
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anaphora and presupposition resolution, and quantifier scope resolution. Computational semantics has points of contact with the areas of lexical semantics, discourse semantics,
anaphora and presupposition resolution, and quantifier scope resolution.
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formal semantics, knowledge representation and automated reasoning.
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
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* Blackburn, P. and J. Bos (2005): Representation and Inference for Natural Language. A First Course in Computational Semantics. CSLI publications. ISBN 1575864967.
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* Wilks, Y. and E. Charniak (1976): Computational Semantics. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Understanding. Amsterdam: North-Holland.
  
 
== Conferences ==
 
== Conferences ==
* [http://www.example.com IWCS] - International Workshop on Computational Semantics
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* [http://let.uvt.nl/research/ti/sigsem/iwcs/iwcs7/ IWCS] - International Workshop on Computational Semantics
* [http://www.example.com ICoS] - Inference in Computational Semantics
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* [http://staff.science.uva.nl/~mdr/ICoS/ ICoS] - Inference in Computational Semantics

Revision as of 12:46, 19 December 2006

Introduction

Computational Semantics is the study of how to automate the process of constructing and reasoning with meaning representations of natural language expressions. Some traditional topics of interest are: construction of meaning representations, semantic underspecification, anaphora and presupposition resolution, and quantifier scope resolution. Computational semantics has points of contact with the areas of lexical semantics, discourse semantics, formal semantics, knowledge representation and automated reasoning.

Books

  • Blackburn, P. and J. Bos (2005): Representation and Inference for Natural Language. A First Course in Computational Semantics. CSLI publications. ISBN 1575864967.
  • Wilks, Y. and E. Charniak (1976): Computational Semantics. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Understanding. Amsterdam: North-Holland.

Conferences

  • IWCS - International Workshop on Computational Semantics
  • ICoS - Inference in Computational Semantics