




Geometry and Meaning
CSLI, 2005 eISBN: 9781575866468  Cloth: 9781575864471  Paper: 9781575864488 Library of Congress Classification QA564.W53 2004 Dewey Decimal Classification 516
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
From Pythagoras's harmonic sequence to Einstein's theory of relativity, geometric models of position, proximity, ratio, and the underlying properties of physical space have provided us with powerful ideas and accurate scientific tools. Currently, similar geometric models are being applied to another type of space—the conceptual space of information and meaning, where the contributions of Pythagoras and Einstein are a part of the landscape itself. The rich geometry of conceptual space can be glimpsed, for instance, in internet documents: while the documents themselves define a structure of visual layouts and pointtopoint links, search engines create an additional structure by matching keywords to nearby documents in a spatial arrangement of content. What the Geometry of Meaning provides is a muchneeded exploration of computational techniques to represent meaning and of the conceptual spaces on which these representations are founded. See other books on: Geometry  Mathematical linguistics  Mathematics  Meaning See other titles from CSLI 
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