Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons

  • Evelyne Viegas

Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lexical Rules and Underspecification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Onur T. Sehitoglu, Cem Bozsahin
      Pages 39-57
    3. Antonio Sanfilippo
      Pages 59-76
  3. Breadth of Semantic Lexicons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Bonnie J. Dorr, Doug Jones
      Pages 79-97
    3. Victor Raskin, Sergei Nirenburg
      Pages 99-119
    4. Kathy J. Burns, Anthony R. Davis
      Pages 121-143
  4. Depth of Semantic Lexicons

  5. Lexical Semantics and Pragmatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Christiane Fellbaum
      Pages 247-262
    3. Sergei Nirenburg, Victor Raskin
      Pages 283-298
    4. Stephen C. Helmreich, David L. Farwell
      Pages 299-319
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-329

About this book


Most of the books about computational (lexical) semantic lexicons deal with the depth (or content) aspect of lexicons, ignoring the breadth (or coverage) aspect. This book presents a first attempt in the community to address both issues: content and coverage of computational semantic lexicons, in a thorough manner. Moreover, it addresses issues which have not yet been tackled in implemented systems such as the application time of lexical rules. Lexical rules and lexical underspecification are also contrasted in implemented systems. The main approaches in the field of computational (lexical) semantics are represented in the present book (including Wordnet, CyC, Mikrokosmos, Generative Lexicon).
This book embraces several fields (and subfields) as different as: linguistics (theoretical, computational, semantics, pragmatics), psycholinguistics, cognitive science, computer science, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, statistics and natural language processing. The book also constitutes a very good introduction to the state of the art in computational semantic lexicons of the late 1990s.


artificial intelligence intelligence knowledge representation language linguistics psycholinguistics semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Evelyne Viegas
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Research LaboratoryNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5347-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0952-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-291X
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