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.


Semantic Network Dependency Theory Conceptual Information Intelligence Tool Conceptual Dependency 
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.


  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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