A Random Set and Prototype Theory Model of Linguistic Query Evaluation

J Lawry, Tang Yongchuan

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new interpretation of quantified linguistic queries based on a combination of random set theory and prototype theory and which is consistent with the label semantics framework. In this approach concepts are defined by random set neighbourhoods of a set of prototypes and quantifiers are similarly defined by random set constraints on ratios or absolute values. We then propose a computationally feasible method for evaluating quantified statement describing the elements of a database.
Translated title of the contributionA Random Set and Prototype Theory Model of Linguistic Query Evaluation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScalable Fuzzy Algorithms for Data Management and Analysis
EditorsAnne Laurent AND Marie-Jeanne Lesot
PublisherIGI Global
Pages159 - 169
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781605668581
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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