Words and Intelligence

Edited by Khurshid Ahmad, Christopher Brewster, Mark Stevenson

Dordrecht (Netherlands): Springer, 2007

[For copyright reasons, the contents of this volume are not available online; contact the publisher]


Vol. I: Selected papers by Yorick Wilks

[ISBN: 978-1-4020-5284-2]



Preface ... pp. vii-x

Origin of the essays ... p. xi

Biographies of the editors ... pp. xiii-xiv

1.  Text searching with templates ... pp.1-7

2.  Decidability and natural language ... pp.9-27

3.  The Stanford machine translation project ... pp.29-59

4.  An intelligent analyzer and understander of English ... pp.61-82

5.  A preferential, pattern-seeking, semantics for natural language inference ... pp.83-102

6.  Good and bad arguments about semantic primitives ... pp. 103-139

7.  Making preferences more active ... pp.141-166

8.  Providing machine tractable tools [with Dan Fass, Cheng-ming Gao, James E.McDonald, Tony Plate and Brian M.Slater] ... pp.167-216

9.  Belief ascription, metaphor, and intensional identification [with Afzal Ballim and John Barnden] ... pp.217-253

10. Stone soup and the French room ... pp. 255-265

11. Senses and texts ... pp. 267-279


Vol. II: Essays in honor of Yorick Wilks

[ISBN: 978-1-4020-5832-5]



Biographies of the editors ... pp.vii-viii

List of contributors ... pp.ix-x

Introduction ... pp. xi-xiv

1.  Yorick Alexander Wilks: a meaningful journey. Mark Maybury ... pp. 1-37

2.  Metaphor, semantic preferences and context sensitivity. John A.Barnden ... pp.39-62

3.  Towards a new generation of language resources in the Semantic Web vision. Nicoletta Calzolari ... pp.63-83

4.  Information access and natural language processing: a stimulating dialogue. Robert Gaizauskas, Horacio Saggion and Emma Barker ... pp.85-105

5.  Three steps in Wilks work: from theory to resources to practice. Gregory Grefenstette ... pp. 107-118

6.  Preference syntagmatics. Patrick Hanks ... pp.119-135

7.  Historical ontologies. Nancy Ide and David Woolner ... pp.137-152

8.  An amorphous object must be cut by a blunt tool. Makoto Nagao ... pp. 153-158

9.  Homer, the author of The Iliad and the computational linguistic turn. Sergei Nirenburg ... pp.159-193

10. Philosophical engineering. Nigel Shadboldt ... pp.195-207

11. Machine translation and the World Wide Web. Harold Somers ... pp.209-233

12. Semantic primitives: the tip of the iceberg. Karen Spärck Jones ... pp.235-253

13. Molecules, meaning and post-modernist semantics. John Tait and Michael Oakes ... pp.255-279