The Use of Situation Theory in Context Modeling

Varol Akman, Mehmet Surav
1997 Computational intelligence  
At the heart of natural language processing is the understanding of context dependent meanings. This paper presents a preliminary model of formal contexts based on situation theory. It also gives a worked-out example to show the use of contexts in lifting, i.e., how propositions holding in a particular context transform when they are moved to another context. This is useful in NLP applications where preserving meaning is a desideratum. The reader is referred to Akman and Surav (1996) for a
more » ... r appreciation of formal contexts. There is little overlap between that survey and the present paper. A preliminary version of this paper has appeared as Surav and Akman (1995). Also see Akman and Surav (1995) for related ideas on contexts and situation theory.
doi:10.1111/0824-7935.00046 fatcat:flk2fxvcjne6hnt2rgnbljttra