A label semantics approach to linguistic hedges

Martha Lewis*, Jonathan Lawry

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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. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1163
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Linguistic hedges
  • Label semantics
  • Conceptual spaces
  • Random sets
  • ALGEBRAIC APPROACH
  • FUZZY-LOGIC
  • INFORMATION
  • SETS

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