Paper: A Computational View Of The Cognitive Semantics Of Spatial Prepositions

ACL ID P94-1042
Title A Computational View Of The Cognitive Semantics Of Spatial Prepositions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper outlines the linguistic semantic com- mitments underlying an application which au- tomatically constructs depictions of verbal spa- tial descriptions. Our approach draws on the ideational view of linguistic semantics developed by Ronald Langacker in his theory of Cognitive Grammar, and the conceptual representation of physical objects from the two-level semantics of Bierwisch and Lang. In particular the dimensions of the process of conventwnal imagery are used as a metric for the design of our own conceptual representation.