Applications of Conceptual Spaces: the Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation

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Abstract

This volume provides an overview of applications of conceptual spaces theory, beginning with an introduction to the modeling tool that unifies the chapters. The first section explores issues of linguistic semantics, including speakers negotiation of meaning. Further sections address computational and ontological aspects of constructing conceptual spaces, while the final section looks at philosophical applications. Domains include artificial intelligence and robotics, epistemology and philosophy of science, lexical semantics and pragmatics, agent-based simulation, perspectivism, framing, contrast, sensory modalities, and music, among others. This collection provides evidence of the wide application range of this theory of knowledge representation. The papers in this volume derive from international experts across different fields including philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, robotics, computer science and geography. Each contributor has successfully applied conceptual spaces theory as a modeling tool in their respective areas of expertise. Graduates as well as researchers in the areas of epistemology, linguistics, geometric knowledge representation, and the mathematical modeling of cognitive processes should find this book of particular interest.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages277
ISBN (Electronic)9783319150215
ISBN (Print)9783319150208
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Publication series

NameSynthese library. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume359

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  • Philosophy

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  • Communication, Rationality, and Conceptual Changes in Scientific Theories

    Zenker, F. & Gärdenfors, P., 2015 Jan 1, Applications of Conceptual Spaces: The Case for Geometric Knowledge Representation. Zenker, F. & Gärdenfors, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing, p. 259-277 19 p. (Synthese library. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science; vol. 359).

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  • Editors’ Introduction: Conceptual Spaces at Work

    Gärdenfors, P. & Zenker, F., 2015 Jan 1, Applications Of Conceptual Spaces: The Case For Geometric Knowledge Representation. Cham: Springer International Publishing, p. 3-13 11 p. (Synthese library. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science; vol. 359).

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  • Foreword

    Zenker, F. & Gärdenfors, P., 2015 Jan 1, Applications Of Conceptual Spaces: The Case For Geometric Knowledge Representation. Cham: Springer, p. V 1 p. (Synthese library. Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science; vol. 359).

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