Paper: Collative Semantics

ACL ID C86-1080
Title Collative Semantics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
  • Dan Fass (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM)

We explain the two techniques CS uses for matching together knowledge structures (KSs) and why semantic vectors, which record the results of such matches, arc informative enough to tell apart semantic relations and be tile basis for lcxical disa.mbiguation. 1. Introduction Collative Semantics is a new domain-independent sem,~ntics for NI,P. This paper foeusses on CS, describing tile main issues it addresses (lexical ambiguity, mctonymy, semantic relations, introduction of new information) and general details of its knowledge representation, knowledge structures, techniques for matching together knowledge structures, and the way it records the results of matching in semantic vectors. CS has l)een implemented in a natural language program eaiicd recta5 which has been described in detail clse...