© 1993

Semantics and the Lexicon

  • James Pustejovsky

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James Pustejovsky
      Pages 1-11
  3. Fundamentals of Lexical Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ray Jackendoff
      Pages 15-26
    3. George Lakoff
      Pages 27-36
    4. Malka Rappaport, Beth Levin, Mary Laughren
      Pages 37-54
    5. James Pustejovsky
      Pages 73-94
  4. Mapping from Lexical Semantics to Syntax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jane Grimshaw, Edwin Williams
      Pages 97-105
    3. Robert J. P. Ingria, Leland M. George
      Pages 107-127
    4. T. R. Rapoport
      Pages 163-184
  5. Computational Models of Lexical Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Dan Fass
      Pages 263-289
    3. Sergei Nirenburg, Christine Defrise
      Pages 291-323
    4. Branimir Boguraev, Beth Levin
      Pages 325-340

About this book


The goal of this book is to integrate the research being carried out in the field of lexical semantics in linguistics with the work on knowledge representation and lexicon design in computational linguistics. Rarely do these two camps meet and discuss the demands and concerns of each other's fields. Therefore, this book is interesting in that it provides a stimulating and unique discussion between the computational perspective of lexical meaning and the concerns of the linguist for the semantic description of lexical items in the context of syntactic descriptions. This book grew out of the papers presented at a workshop held at Brandeis University in April, 1988, funded by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. The entire workshop as well as the discussion periods accom­ panying each talk were recorded. Once complete copies of each paper were available, they were distributed to participants, who were asked to provide written comments on the texts for review purposes. VII JAMES PUSTEJOVSKY 1. INTRODUCTION There is currently a growing interest in the content of lexical entries from a theoretical perspective as well as a growing need to understand the organization of the lexicon from a computational view. This volume attempts to define the directions that need to be taken in order to achieve the goal of a coherent theory of lexical organization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James Pustejovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBrandeis UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Semantics and the Lexicon
  • Editors James Pustejovsky
  • Series Title Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2386-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1972-6
  • Series ISSN 0924-4662
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 416
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Semantics
    Artificial Intelligence
    Computational Linguistics
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