HowNet and the computation of meaning
It is widely acknowledged that natural language processing, as an indispensable means for information technology, requires the strong support of world knowledge as well as linguistic knowledge. This book is a theoretical exploration into the extra-linguistic knowledge needed for natural language processing and a panoramic description of HowNet as a case study. Readers will appreciate the uniqueness of the discussion on the definitions of the top-level classes HowNet specifies, such as things, parts, attributes, time, space, events and attribute-values, and the relations among them, and also the depth of the authors' philosophy behind HowNet. The book describes the attraction of HowNet's computability of meanings and how a software of meaning computation can collect so many relevant words and expressions of `the', or give a similarity value between any two words or expressions.
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Meaning and Its Representation
Overview of HowNet
Concept Classification and Property Description
Knowledge Dictionary of HowNet
Browser HowNets Device of Computation of Meaning
Secondary Resources HowNets Devices of Computation
HowNet as a Software
New Resources Activating New Technology Some Applications
Some Views of Chinese Through HowNet
Knowledge Database Markup Language and Concept Defining
Revelation of Relations in HowNet