Modelling behaviour semantically

David Butt, Rebekah Wegener, Jörg Cassens

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    Context is only one of several strata of meaning and we can not predict realisation at the lexical or grammatical level from context alone. Yet, there is a tendency to confuse contextual patterning with semantic patterning and allocate patterning to the contextual level that might better be dealt with on other levels. While much work has been done on theorising lexis and grammar and, more recently, on seeing these in context, much remains to be done on theorising semantics as a separate level mediating between context and lexis and grammar. This paper examines the problem of modelling behaviour and the challenge of understanding behaviour in context as well as on a semantical level. By understanding the descriptive responsibilities allocated to each level of language, we are better able to see what remains to be covered by context within a model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context - 8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2013, Proceedings
    EditorsPatrick Brézillon, Patrick Blackburn, Richard Dapoigny
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642409721
    ISBN (Print)9783642409714
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, CONTEXT 2013 - Annecy, France
    Duration: 28 Oct 201331 Oct 2013

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume8175 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349


    Other8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, CONTEXT 2013


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