Modelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - Integration by Ewald LangModelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - Integration by Ewald Lang

Modelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - Integration

byEwald Lang

Paperback | February 26, 1991

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On the basis of a semantic analysis of dimension terms, this book develops a theory about knowledge of spatial objects, which is significant for cognitive linguistics and artificial intelligence. This new approach to knowledge structure evolves in a three-step process: - adoption of the linguistic theory with its elements, principles and representational levels, - implementation of the latter in a Prolog prototype, and - integration of the prototype into a large natural language understanding system. The study documents interdisciplinary research at work: the model of spatial knowledge is the fruit of the cooperative efforts of linguists, computational linguists, and knowledge engineers, undertaken in that logical and chronological order. The book offers a two-level approach to semantic interpretation and proves that it works by means of a precise computer implementation, which in turn is applied to support a task-independent knowledge representation system. Each of these stages is described in detail, and the links are made explicit, thus retracing the evolution from theory to practice.
Title:Modelling Spatial Knowledge on a Linguistic Basis: Theory - Prototype - IntegrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pagesPublished:February 26, 1991Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:354053718X

ISBN - 13:9783540537182

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Table of Contents

A linguistic approach to spatial knowledge.- The implementation of OSKAR.- The integration of OSKAR into the LILOG system.