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A Label Semantics Approach to Linguistic Hedges

Research paper by Martha Lewis, Jonathan Lawry

Indexed on: 25 Jan '16Published on: 25 Jan '16Published in: Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence



Abstract

We introduce a model for the linguistic hedges `very' and `quite' within the label semantics framework, and combined with the prototype and conceptual spaces theories of concepts. The proposed model emerges naturally from the representational framework we use and as such, has a clear semantic grounding. We give generalisations of these hedge models and show that they can be composed with themselves and with other functions, going on to examine their behaviour in the limit of composition.