Computational Semantics

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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,
 
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,
 
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. Since 1999 there is an ACL special interest group on computational semantics [[http://www.aclweb.org/sigsem SIGSEM]].
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formal semantics, knowledge representation and automated reasoning. Since 1999 there is an ACL special interest group on computational semantics [http://www.aclweb.org/sigsem SIGSEM].
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==

Revision as of 15:21, 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. Since 1999 there is an ACL special interest group on computational semantics SIGSEM.

Books

  • Blackburn, P. and J. Bos (2005): Representation and Inference for Natural Language. A First Course in Computational Semantics. CSLI publications. ISBN 1575864967.
  • Bunt, H. and R. Muskens (1999): Computing Meaning Volume 1. Dodrecht: Kluwer. ISBN 1402002904.
  • Bunt, H., Muskens, R. and E. Thijsse (2001): Computing Meaning Volume 2. Dordrecht: Kluwer. ISBN 1402001754.
  • Wilks, Y. and E. Charniak (1976): Computational Semantics. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Understanding. Amsterdam: North-Holland. ISBN 0444111107.

Conferences

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