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dc.contributor.authorHerbelot, A
dc.contributor.authorCopestake, Ann
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-22T14:38:32Z
dc.date.available2021-11-22T14:38:32Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.date.submitted2020-09-14
dc.identifier.issn0933-1875
dc.identifier.others13218-021-00719-5
dc.identifier.other719
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330825
dc.descriptionFunder: Università degli Studi di Trento
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In this theoretical paper, we consider the notion of semantic competence and its relation to general language understanding—one of the most sough-after goals of Artificial Intelligence. We come back to three main accounts of competence involving (a) lexical knowledge; (b) truth-theoretic reference; and (c) causal chains in language use. We argue that all three are needed to reach a notion of meaning in artificial agents and suggest that they can be combined in a single formalisation, where competence develops from exposure to observable performance data. We introduce a theoretical framework which translates set theory into vector-space semantics by applying distributional techniques to a corpus of utterances associated with truth values. The resulting meaning space naturally satisfies the requirements of a causal theory of competence, but it can also be regarded as some ‘ideal’ model of the world, allowing for extensions and standard lexical relations to be retrieved.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectTechnical Contribution
dc.subjectFormal semantics
dc.subjectDistributional semantics
dc.subjectCompetence
dc.titleIdeal Words: A Vector-Based Formalisation of Semantic Competence
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-22T14:38:31Z
prism.endingPage290
prism.issueIdentifier3-4
prism.publicationNameKI - Kunstliche Intelligenz
prism.startingPage271
prism.volume35
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78268
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s13218-021-00719-5
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidHerbelot, A [0000-0002-4353-5908]
dc.contributor.orcidCopestake, Ann [0000-0003-0347-946X]
dc.identifier.eissn1610-1987
cam.issuedOnline2021-05-25


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