Wilks, Y. A.


Good and bad arguments about semantic primitives

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Machine readable dictionaries (Mrds) contain knowledge about language and the world essential for tasks in natural language processing (Nlp). What is badly needed are machine tractable dictionaries (Mtds): Mrds transformed into a format usable for Nlp. It generates "relatedness" networks for words in Ldoce and presents a method for doing partial word sense disambiguation. This is because the method builds up lexical material from sources wholly within Ldoce.



What sort of taxonomy of causation do we need for language understanding?

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Wilks' treatment of common sense inference is You do not currently have access to this article. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


An intelligent analyzer and understander of English

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The paper discusses the origins and structure of Preference Semantics, a procedural and computational system for extracting the meaning structure of natural language texts, based on notions of "maximal semantic density" and coherence. The basic representational structures and procedures of Preference Semantics are described, as well as the forms these notions have taken in the work of others.