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Lexical Ontological Semantics

1st Edition

By Guoxiang Wu, Yulin Yuan


234 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Lexical Ontological Semantics introduces ontological methods into lexical semantic studies with the aim of giving impetus to various fields of endeavours which envision and model the semantic network of a language. Lexical ontological semantics (LOS) provides a cognition-based computation-oriented framework in which nouns and predicates are described in terms of their semantic knowledge and models the mechanism in which the noun system is coupled with the predicate system. It expands the scope of lexical semantics, updates methodologies to semantic representation, guides the construction of semantic resources for natural language processing, and develops new theories for human-machine interactions and communications.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: From Lexis to Lexical Ontological Semantics

1 The Semantic Network and Ontological Lexicology

2 A Qualia-Structure Descriptive System for Nouns

3 An Argument-Structure Descriptive System for Predicates

4 The QS-AS Coupling Mechanism

5 A Corpus-Based Lexicon-Construction Interactive Model

6 Automatic Restoration of Implicit Predicates

7 Qualia Structure and Translated Text Analysis

8 Conclusion



About the Authors

Guoxiang Wu is Associate Professor in the College of Foreign Languages at Huaqiao University, Quanzhou, China. His research interests include (1) lexical semantics, translation studies and natural language processing; and (2) English for overseas Chinese affairs. He is the translator of Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar.

Yulin Yuan is Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Peking University, Beijing, China. His research interests include (1) theoretical linguistics and Chinese linguistics; and (2) computational linguistics and Chinese information processing. He is the author of Cognition-Based Studies on Chinese Grammar.

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Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics