Information in Natural Language
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Natural languages are vehicles of information, arguably the most important, certainly the most ubiquitous that humans possess. Our everyday interactions with the world, with each other and with ourselves depend on them. And even where in the specialised contexts of science we use dedicated formalisms to convey information, their use is embedded in natural language. This omnipresence of natural language is due in large part to its ﬂexibility, which is almost always a virtue, sometimes a vice. Natural languages are able to carry information in a wide variety of ways, about a seemingly unlimited range of topics, which makes them both eﬃcient and versatile, and hence useful in almost every circumstance. But sometimes, when pinpoint precision is what counts, this versatility can get in the..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
George Lakoff (1970). Linguistics and Natural Logic. Synthese 22 (1-2):151 - 271.
Alastair Butler (2007). Scope Control and Grammatical Dependencies. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 16 (3):241-264.
Jaakko Hintikka & Esa Saarinen (1979). Information-Seeking Dialogues: Some of Their Logical Properties. [REVIEW] Studia Logica 38 (4):355 - 363.
Adam Morton (1997). Hypercomparatives. Synthese 111 (1):97-114.
Syed S. Ali & Stuart C. Shapiro (1993). Natural Language Processing Using a Propositional Semantic Network with Structured Variables. Minds and Machines 3 (4):421-451.
John W. Oller (1972). Coding Information in Natural Languages. The Hague,Mouton.
Gabriel Sandu (1994). Some Aspects of Negation in English. Synthese 99 (3):345 - 360.
Samuel W. K. Chan & James Franklin (1998). Symbolic Connectionism in Natural Language Disambiguation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks 9:739-755.
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (2003). A Two-Variable Fragment of English. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 12 (1):13-45.
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (2004). Fragments of Language. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 13 (2):207-223.
William J. Rapaport (1988). Syntactic Semantics: Foundations of Computational Natural Language Understanding. In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Aspects of AI. Kluwer
Geoffrey Sampson (1976). An Empirical Hypothesis About Natural Semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (2):209 - 236.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads20 ( #197,331 of 1,934,428 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #434,193 of 1,934,428 )
How can I increase my downloads?