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W. Woods, What's in a link: Foundations for Semantic Networks. Representation and Understanding, D. Bobrow and A. Collins (eds.), Academic Press, 1975.

Author of the summary: J. William Murdock, 1997, murdock@cc.gatech.edu

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Keywords: Semantic Network, Natural Language, Representation

Systems: None

Summary: Discusses perspectives on the nature of semantics.  Takes the
view that semantics is the {\em relationship} between form and meaning
rather than either the form or the meaning itself.  Rejects the notion
of a canonical form for meanings.  Focuses heavily on the need for
"intensional" representation for representing entities and
distinctions between entities that are hypothetical, believed,
implied, etc.  Talks about some particular grammatical structures in
terms of how they should be represented.

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