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Language, Cognition, and Mind

Bayesian Natural Language Semantics and Pragmatics

Editors: Zeevat, Henk, Schmitz, Hans-Christian (Eds.)

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  • The first volume on a highly promising approach to Natural Language Interpretation that fits with the use of stochastic methods
  • Offers a solid introduction and in-depth exploration of Bayesian interpretation of Natural Language semantics
  • Introduces new applications to argumentation and adjective semantics
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The contributions in this volume focus on the Bayesian interpretation of natural languages, which is widely used in areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computational linguistics. This is the first volume to take up topics in Bayesian Natural Language Interpretation and make proposals based on information theory, probability theory, and related fields. The methodologies offered here extend to the target semantic and pragmatic analyses of computational natural language interpretation. Bayesian approaches to natural language semantics and pragmatics are based on methods from signal processing and the causal Bayesian models pioneered by especially Pearl. In signal processing, the Bayesian method finds the most probable interpretation by finding the one that maximizes the product of the prior probability and the likelihood of the interpretation. It thus stresses the importance of a production model for interpretation as in Grice’s contributions to pragmatics or in interpretation by abduction.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bayesian Natural Language Semantics and Pragmatics
Editors
  • Henk Zeevat
  • Hans-Christian Schmitz
Series Title
Language, Cognition, and Mind
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17064-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17064-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17063-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38625-6
Series ISSN
2364-4109
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 246
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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