What’s in a Context?

  • Patrizia Tabossi
Part of the Cognitive Science book series (COGNITIVE SCIEN)


Almost 15 years ago, when semantic networks became fashionable, William Woods (1975) raised the question of what was in their semantics. While acknowledging the attractiveness of these structures for representing knowledge, he pointed out how “the same semantic network notations could be used by different people (or even by the same person at different times for different examples) to mean different things” (p. 53). In a similar vein, in psycholinguistics the notion of context, which plays a major role, is employed in a variety of ways, and not all of them are equally well-specified.


Target Word Lexical Decision Lexical Access Sentential Context Semantic Context 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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