Conceptual Dependency

  • Alan Bundy
  • Lincoln Wallen
Part of the Symbolic Computation book series (SYMBOLIC)


Theory of meaning representation developed by Schank and extensively exploited at Yale, relying on deep ‘conceptual’ semantic primitives <228> and case frames <28> and providing a strong decomposition of word and text meaning. The emphasis on key primitive acts and required properties of the fillers of their (obligatory) roles is used to drive primarily semantic expectation-based parsing.




  1. [Schank 75]
    Schank, R.C. (editor). Conceptual Information Processing. North-Holland, 1975.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bundy
    • 1
  • Lincoln Wallen
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland

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