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Conceptual Fingerprints: Lexical Decomposition by Means of Frames - a Neuro-cognitive Model

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Conceptual Fingerprints: Lexical Decomposition by Means of Frames - a Neuro-cognitive Model
Abstract. Frames, i.e., recursive attribute-value structures, are a general format for the decomposition of lexical concepts. Attributes assign unique values to objects and thus describe functional relations. Concepts can be classified into four groups: sortal, individual, relational and functional concepts. The classification is reflected by different grammatical roles of the corresponding nouns. The paper aims at a cognitively adequate decomposition, particularly, of sortal concepts by means of frames. Using typed feature structures, an explicit formalism for the characterization of cognitive frames is developed. The frame model can be extended to account for typicality effects. Applying the paradigm of object-related neural synchronization, furthermore, a biologically motivated model for the cortical implementation of frames is developed. Cortically distributed synchronization patterns may be regarded as the fingerprints of concepts.
Wiebke Petersen, Markus Werning
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICCS
Authors Wiebke Petersen, Markus Werning
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