Tests and Models of Non-compositional Concepts
Kitto, Kirsty & Bruza, Peter D. (2012) Tests and Models of Non-compositional Concepts. In Miyake, N, Peebles, D., & Cooper, R.P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.
The question of under what conditions conceptual representation is compositional remains debatable within cognitive science. This paper proposes a well developed mathematical apparatus for a probabilistic representation of concepts, drawing upon methods developed in quantum theory to propose a formal test that can determine whether a specific conceptual combination is compositional, or not. This test examines a joint probability distribution modeling the combination, asking whether or not it is factorizable. Empirical studies indicate that some combinations should be considered non-compositionally.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||conceptual representation, compositionality, context, probabilistic tests|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Natural Language Processing (080107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension) (170204)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Please consult the author(s).|
|Deposited On:||02 May 2012 22:32|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2013 08:09|
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