The Relevance of Language for the Problem of Representation [chapter]

Raffaela Giovagnoli
2017 Representation and Reality in Humans, Other Living Organisms and Intelligent Machines  
The present contribution deals with the relationship between representation and language that becomes more relevant if we do not intend the process of forming internal representations of reality but rather the representative function of language. This allows the categorization and the sharing of categories; for this reason, it entails important results also for the Semantic Web. Starting from an overview on the contemporary debate in Philosophy and AI, we draw attention on some very interesting
more » ... me very interesting ideas proposed by Harnad in response to the challenge of Searle about the "symbol grounding problem". 1
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43784-2_11 fatcat:475mlyirm5hk5i2wpbvqzy4agy