re: Publisher's notes for book on Amazon ("Studies in Natural
Language Processing", CambridgeU)|
The publisher, and maybe the author, says that the lexicon contains
concepts. I had expected to see terms and maybe proper nouns. I
don't understand how you can have a concept in isolation in a
lexicon. It seems that if it does not have relations and constrains
specified then it is not really a concept.
And, if it is an entity that is not classified, then it should be
found in the "indeterminate" universal.
We do need some consistency in terminology and usage.
The relation between ontologies and language is currently at the
forefront of natural language processing (NLP). Ontologies, as
widely used models in semantic technologies, have much in common
with the lexicon. A lexicon organizes words as a conventional
inventory of concepts, while an ontology formalizes concepts
and their logical relations. A shared lexicon is the prerequisite
for knowledge-sharing through language, and a shared ontology is the
prerequisite for knowledge-sharing through information technology.
In building models of language, computational linguists must be able
to accurately map the relations between words and the concepts that
they can be linked to. This book focuses on the technology involved
in enabling integration between lexical resources and semantic
technologies. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate
students in NLP, computational linguistics, and knowledge
engineering, as well as in semantics, psycholinguistics, lexicology
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