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How Is Meaning Grounded in Dictionary Definitions?

Blondin Massé, Alexandre et Chicoisne, Guillaume et Gargouri, Yassine et Harnad, Stevan et Picard, Olivier et Marcotte, Odile (2008). How Is Meaning Grounded in Dictionary Definitions?, dans TextGraphs-3 Workshop - 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Meaning cannot be based on dictionary definitions all the way down: at some point the circularity of definitions must be broken in some way, by grounding the meanings of certain words in sensorimotor categories learned from experience or shaped by evolution. This is the “symbol grounding problem”. We introduce the concept of a reachable set—a larger vocabulary whose meanings can be learned from a smaller vocabulary through definition alone, as long as the meanings of the smaller vocabulary are themselves already grounded. We provide simple algorithms to compute reachable sets for any given dictionary.

Type de document : Compte rendu
Évaluation par des pairs : Oui
État du document : Publié
Informations complémentaires : 8 pages, 3 figures, TextGraphs-3 Workshop, 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Coling 2008, Manchester, 18-22 aout, 2008
Mots-clés : dictionnaires, définition, ancrage symbolique, théories de graphes, sémantique
Unité d'appartenance : Faculté des sciences > Département d'informatique
Instituts > Institut des sciences cognitives (ISC)
Code ID : 657
Déposé par : Stevan Harnad
Déposé le : 16 juill. 2008
Dernière modification : 20 avr. 2009 10:30

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