By Frank Zenker, Peter Gärdenfors
This quantity offers an summary of purposes of conceptual areas thought, starting with an creation to the modeling instrument that unifies the chapters. the 1st part explores problems with linguistic semantics, together with audio system’ negotiation of which means. extra sections tackle computational and ontological facets of creating conceptual areas, whereas the ultimate part appears to be like at philosophical purposes. domain names comprise synthetic intelligence and robotics, epistemology and philosophy of technology, lexical semantics and pragmatics, agent-based simulation, perspectivism, framing, distinction, sensory modalities, and tune, between others.
This assortment offers facts of the broad software diversity of this idea of information illustration. The papers during this quantity derive from overseas specialists throughout diversified fields together with philosophy, cognitive technology, linguistics, robotics, laptop technology and geography. every one contributor has effectively utilized conceptual areas conception as a modeling software of their respective parts of workmanship. Graduates in addition to researchers within the parts of epistemology, linguistics, geometric wisdom illustration, and the mathematical modeling of cognitive tactics should still locate this ebook of specific interest.
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11) I know that she has eaten cookies As we can see, the contrast operation on which predication relies provokes a change of conceptual space. The resulting situation must be considered as having no duration whatsoever (Fig. 4). 28 Fig. 4 Loss of temporality after contrast. -L. Dessalles eating cookies ground time figure eating cookies eating consumption not eating The existence of this mechanism shows that most situations are not by themselves figures or grounds. For instance, activities and states are classically distinguished from achievements and accomplishments (Vendler 1967).
This state of affairs is essentially the same in natural language, with the difference that, in everyday language use, form-meaning pairings are not defined by individuals, rather, they evolve and emerge in speech communities. In this respect, antonymy in terminologies is essentially the opposite of antonymy in natural language. 5 Descriptors of Sensory Experience This section investigates the main recontextualization strategies for the description of the sensory perceptions in our database. e.
New York: Wiley. Talmy, L. (1988). Force dynamics in language and thought. Cognitive Science, 12(1), 49–100. Tomasello, M. (1999). The cultural origins of human cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Vendler, Z. (1967). Linguistics in philosophy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Chapter 3 Conceptual Spaces at Work in Sensory Cognition: Domains, Dimensions and Distances Carita Paradis Abstract This chapter makes use of two data sources, terminological schemas for wine descriptions and actual wine reviews, for the investigation of how experiences of sensory perceptions of VISION, SMELL, TASTE and TOUCH are described.
Applications of Conceptual Spaces: The Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation by Frank Zenker, Peter Gärdenfors