Feature Logics, Infinitary Descriptions and Grammar by Bill Keller

By Bill Keller

Constraint and unification-based methods to grammar became more and more renowned in computational linguistics as a result of their flexibility and descriptive energy. those methods have built a tremendous inspiration of function buildings that play a key position within the illustration of linguistic details. This booklet presents a close survey and comparability of modern techniques to the logical formalization of characteristic constructions and their description languages in constraint and unification-based grammar formalisms. invoice Keller is a lecturer in desktop technological know-how and synthetic intelligence within the tuition of Cognitive and Computing Sciences on the college of Sussex.

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On such views, mathematical knowledge cannot be dependent on anything as blatantly philosophy of mathematics and its logic 15 empirical and contingent as everyday discourse and natural science. The noble science of mathematics is independent of all of that. From the opposing Quinean perspective, mathematics and logic do not enjoy the necessity traditionally believed to hold of them; and mathematics and logic are not knowable a priori. Indeed, for Quine, nothing is knowable a priori. The thesis is that everything in the web—the mundane beliefs about the physical world, the scientific theories, the mathematics, the logic, the connections of meaning—is up for revision if the ‘‘data’’ become sufficiently recalcitrant.

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