Computing Meaning

Volume 4

  • Harry Bunt
  • Johan Bos
  • Stephen Pulman

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Harry Bunt, Johan Bos, Stephen Pulman
    Pages 1-9
  3. Semantic Representation and Compositionality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Hiyan Alshawi, Pi-Chuan Chang, Michael Ringgaard
      Pages 13-25
    3. Dan Garrette, Katrin Erk, Raymond Mooney
      Pages 27-48
    4. Edward Grefenstette, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, Stephen Clark, Bob Coecke, Stephen Pulman
      Pages 71-86
  4. Inference and Understanding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Niloofar Montazeri, Theodore Alexandrov, Jerry R. Hobbs, Michael C. McCord, Rutu Mulkar-Mehta
      Pages 107-127
    3. Bill MacCartney, Christopher D. Manning
      Pages 129-147
    4. Camilo Thorne, Raffaella Bernardi, Diego Calvanese
      Pages 149-173
  5. Semantic Resources and Annotation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Susan Windisch Brown, Dmitriy Dligach, Martha Palmer
      Pages 203-216
    3. James Pustejovsky, Anna Rumshisky, Olga Batiukova, Jessica L. Moszkowicz
      Pages 217-234
    4. Volha Petukhova, Harry Bunt
      Pages 235-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


This book is a collection of papers by leading researchers in computational semantics. It presents a state-of-the-art overview of recent and current research in computational semantics, including descriptions of new methods for constructing and improving resources for semantic computation, such as WordNet, VerbNet, and semantically annotated corpora. It also presents new statistical methods in semantic computation, such as the application of distributional semantics in the compositional calculation of sentence meanings.

Computing the meaning of sentences, texts, and spoken or texted dialogue is the ultimate challenge in natural language processing, and the key to a wide range of exciting applications. The breadth and depth of coverage of this book makes it suitable as a reference and overview of the state of the field for researchers in Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence.


Computational semantics DL-Lite and its computational properties Dialogue Act Markup Language Distributional semantics Sentential and sub-sentential structures VerbNet WordNet corpora linguistics direct semantic mapping natural language processing representation of meaning semantic annotation semantic representation and compositionality semantic resources and annotation transforming natural language text to logical form

Editors and affiliations

  • Harry Bunt
    • 1
  • Johan Bos
    • 2
  • Stephen Pulman
    • 3
  1. 1.Tilburg Center for Cognition & Comm.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Alfa-InformaticaRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science Wolfson BuildingOxford UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom

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