Foundations of Intensional Semantics

Foundations of Intensional Semantics

Author(s): Chris Fox, Shalom Lappin

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631233756

Online ISBN: 9780470773543

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773543

About this Book

This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the past few decades.

  • focuses on the formal characterization of intensions, the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and the formal power of the semantic representation language
  • proposes a theory that offers a promising framework for developing a computational semantic system sufficiently expressive to capture the properties of natural language meaning while remaining computationally tractable
  • written by two leading researchers and of interest to students and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language

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