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Applications of Conceptual Spaces

The Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation

Editors: Zenker, Frank, Gärdenfors, Peter (Eds.)

  • Offers the first overview of applications of the conceptual spaces theory
  • Comprises contributions from various academic fields
  • Contains a concise introduction to the conceptual spaces theory, making the book’s content accessible to novices​
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About this book

This volume provides an overview of applications of conceptual spaces theory, beginning with an introduction to the modeling tool that unifies the chapters. The first section explores issues of linguistic semantics, including speakers’ negotiation of meaning. Further sections address computational and ontological aspects of constructing conceptual spaces, while the final section looks at philosophical applications. Domains include artificial intelligence and robotics, epistemology and philosophy of science, lexical semantics and pragmatics, agent-based simulation, perspectivism, framing, contrast, sensory modalities, and music, among others.

This collection provides evidence of the wide application range of this theory of knowledge representation. The papers in this volume derive from international experts across different fields including philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, robotics, computer science and geography. Each contributor has successfully applied conceptual spaces theory as a modeling tool in their respective areas of expertise. Graduates as well as researchers in the areas of epistemology, linguistics, geometric knowledge representation, and the mathematical modeling of cognitive processes should find this book of particular interest.

About the authors

Peter Gärdenfors is a professor of cognitive science at Lund University, Sweden. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and recipient of the Gad Rausing Prize. Internationally, he is one of Sweden's most notable philosophers. In 2009, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Frank Zenker is a researcher in philosophy at Lund University, Sweden, funded by the Swedish Research Council. Having obtained his doctorate in philosophy of science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he has worked with Peter Gärdenfors on applying conceptual spaces to theory-dynamical processes in the empirical sciences. He is the editor of “Bayesian Argumentation” (Synthese Library Vol 362, 2013).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction: Conceptual Spaces at Work

    Gärdenfors, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • From Conceptual Spaces to Predicates

    Dessalles, Jean-Louis

    Pages 17-31

  • Conceptual Spaces at Work in Sensory Cognition: Domains, Dimensions and Distances

    Paradis, Carita

    Pages 33-55

  • Conceptual Spaces, Features, and Word Meanings: The Case of Dutch Shirts

    Zwarts, Joost

    Pages 57-78

  • Meaning Negotiation

    Warglien, Massimo (et al.)

    Pages 79-94

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35315-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Conceptual Spaces
Book Subtitle
The Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation
Editors
  • Frank Zenker
  • Peter Gärdenfors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
359
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15021-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15021-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15020-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35315-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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