Paper: Fuzzy Word Meaning Analysis And Representation In Linguistic Semantics. An Empirical Approach To The Reconstruction Of Lexical Meanings In East- And West-German Newspaper Texts

ACL ID C80-1012
Title Fuzzy Word Meaning Analysis And Representation In Linguistic Semantics. An Empirical Approach To The Reconstruction Of Lexical Meanings In East- And West-German Newspaper Texts
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors

These allow for the operational interpretation of formal notations and theoretical constructs in terms of empirical methods of counting and measuring observable data. Linguistic theory has not been interested too much in developing correspondence rules of that kind so far /15/. Following the line of LABOV /9/ and LEECH /10/, prevailing linguistic theory and linguistic semantics in particular is dominated by what has been called the " categorial view " According to it, linguistic entities are at least implicitly asserted to be discrete, invariant, qualitatively distinct, conjunctively definable, and composed of atomic primes. Membership in categories, and relations of inclusion and exclusion among units and categories, are established by a deterministic type of rule that allows only for bin...