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Computational semantics

Computational semantics

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 resolution, presupposition projection, and quantifier scope resolution. Computational semantics has points of contact with the areas of lexical semantics (word sense disambiguation and role labelling), discourse semantics, formal semantics, knowledge representation and automated reasoning. Since 1999 there is an ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) special interest group on computational semantics SIGSEM

Further reading

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

Conferences

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

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