Chapter 6

An Account of Coherence, Semantic Relations, Metonymy, and Lexical Ambiguity Resolution

Dan Fass,     Rio Grande Research Corridor, Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University

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This chapter defines the relationship between the resolution of lexical ambiguity, semantic relations, and metonymy within an account of coherence. Coherence is the synergism of knowledge, where synergism is the interaction of two or more discrete agencies to achieve an effect of which none is individually capable. Semantic relations and metonymy are instances of coherence and coherence is also used in resolving lexical ambiguity. This account of coherence, semantic relations, metonymy and lexical ambiguity resolution is embodied ...

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