Evolution of Semantic Systems

  • Bernd-Olaf Küppers
  • Udo Hahn
  • Stefan Artmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dagfinn Føllesdal
    Pages 1-12
  3. Bernd-Olaf Küppers
    Pages 67-85
  4. Rüdiger Inhetveen, Bernhard Schiemann
    Pages 87-99
  5. Jerry R. Hobbs, Rutu Mulkar-Mehta
    Pages 101-126
  6. Jon Doyle
    Pages 127-150
  7. Ian Horrocks
    Pages 175-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-232

About this book


Complex systems in nature and society make use of information for the development of their internal organization and the control of their functional mechanisms. Alongside technical aspects of storing, transmitting and processing information, the various semantic aspects of information, such as meaning, sense, reference and function, play a decisive part in the analysis of such systems.

With the aim of fostering a better understanding of semantic systems from an evolutionary and multidisciplinary perspective, this volume collects contributions by philosophers and natural scientists, linguists, information and computer scientists. They do not follow a single research paradigm; rather they shed, in a complementary way, new light upon some of the most important aspects of the evolution of semantic systems.

Evolution of Semantic Systems is intended for researchers in philosophy, computer science, and the natural sciences who work on the analysis or development of semantic systems, ontologies, or similar complex information structures. In the eleven chapters, they will find a broad discussion of topics ranging from underlying universal principles to representation and processing aspects to paradigmatic examples.


information processing information structure natural language processing ontologies semantic systems taxonomies

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd-Olaf Küppers
    • 1
  • Udo Hahn
    • 2
  • Stefan Artmann
    • 3
  1. 1., Frege Centre for Structural SciencesFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Jena University Language & Information E, Frege Centre for Structural SciencesFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  3. 3., Frege Centre for Structural SciencesFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34996-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34997-3
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