Resolving Semantic Ambiguity

  • David S. Gorfein

Part of the Cognitive Science book series (COGNITIVE SCIEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Bubka, David S. Gorfein
      Pages 3-12
    3. Greg B. Simpson
      Pages 13-21
  3. Lexical Access and Post-Access Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Patrizia Tabossi
      Pages 25-39
    3. Greg B. Simpson, George Kellas
      Pages 40-56
    4. David S. Gorfein, Andrea Bubka
      Pages 84-106
  4. Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Marilyn Chapnik Smith
      Pages 109-125
    3. Kenneth I. Forster
      Pages 126-145
    4. Lawrence W. Barsalou, Dorrit Billman
      Pages 146-203
    5. Robert R. Hoffman
      Pages 204-222
  5. Ambiguity in Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Paul Whitney, Matthew B. Clark
      Pages 239-251
  6. Cognitive Science and Ambiguity: An Overview and Expansion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. W. Trammell Neill, Richard M. Klein
      Pages 276-293
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 294-337

About this book


Resolving Semantic Ambiguity arrrays the work of leading theorists on the issues surrounding the meaning and interpretation of ambiguous text. The chapters are organized around three major themes: (1) retrieval, (2) representation of words, and (3) text as a context. The book offers a number of new challenges to the role of context in language processing, some striking new evidence on the repetition of homographs in different contexts, and new approaches to resolution capable of being incorporated into either modular or network models. In several papers the problem of ambiguity is extended to include the problem of weak ambiguity and understanding text themes. The book provides a unique starting point for researchers approaching the problems of meaning in cognitive science, psychology, and computational linguistics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Gorfein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96906-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3596-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1887
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