Philosophy, Language, And Artificial Intelligence: Resources For Processing Natural Language by J. KulasPhilosophy, Language, And Artificial Intelligence: Resources For Processing Natural Language by J. Kulas

Philosophy, Language, And Artificial Intelligence: Resources For Processing Natural Language

EditorJ. Kulas, J.H. Fetzer, T.L. Rankin

Paperback | October 21, 2011

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This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and phi­ losophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and socio­ biology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual and epistemologi­ cal aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. Among the most challenging and difficult projects within the scope of artificial intelligence is the development and implementation of com­ puter programs suitable for processing natural language. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the foundations of this enterprise by bringing together classic papers devoted to crucial problems involved in understanding natural language, which range from issues of formal syntax and logical form to those of possible-worlds and situation semantics. The book begins with a comprehensive introduc­ tion composed by Jack Kulas, the senior editor of this work, which pro­ vides a systematic orientation to this complex field, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these problems, they will have been worthwhile. J. H. F.
Title:Philosophy, Language, And Artificial Intelligence: Resources For Processing Natural LanguageFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 21, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401077266

ISBN - 13:9789401077262

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Table of Contents

Philosophy and Natural-Language Processing.- Prologue: Modes of Meaning.- Utterer's Meaning, Sentence-Meaning, and Word-Meaning.- I: Formal Syntax of Natural Language.- Footlose and Context-Free.- Evidence Against the Context-Freeness of Natural Language.- II: Semantic Aspects of Natural Language.- Truth and Meaning.- Semantics for Propositional Attitudes.- III: Connecting Syntax with Semantics.- The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English.- Phrase Structure Grammar.- IV: Natural Language and Logical Form.- Quantifiers in Natural Languages: Some Logical Problems, I.- Generalized Quantifiers and Natural Language.- V: Possible-Worlds and Situation Semantics.- From Worlds to Situations.- Possible Worlds and Situations.- Epilogue: From Semantics to Pragmatics.- Semantics versus Pragmatics.- Selected Bibliography.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.