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Title: Conceptual structures: Information processing in mind and machine

The broad coverage in this book combines material from philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and artificial intelligence. As a unifying force, the book focuses on conceptual graphs - networks of concepts and conceptual relations developed over the past twenty years. Important topics include: philosophical issues of knowledge and meaning; cognitive psychology in relation to linguistics and artificial intelligence; conceptual graphs as a knowledge representation language; applications for formal logic, plausible reasoning, heuristics, and computation; natural language parsing, generation, and pragmatics; knowledge-based systems, conceptual analysis, and database design and query; limits of conceptualization and unsolved problems. To accommodate readers from various disciplines, this book is designed to be read at different levels. Contents: Philosophical basis; Psychological evidence; Conceptual graphs; Reasoning and computation; Language; Knowledge engineering; Epilog; Limits of conceptualization; Appendices; Index.
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OSTI Identifier:
5673179
Resource Type:
Book
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Pub.,Reading, MA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; PROGRAMMING; CALCULATION METHODS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DATA PROCESSING; GRAPHS; INFORMATION THEORY; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; PSYCHOLOGY; MANAGEMENT; PROCESSING 990200* -- Mathematics & Computers