Between Logic and Common Sense


This interdisciplinary research program, supported by an NWO Vici grant, studies new directions in the analysis of the interface between formal semantics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

Three issues are addressed:

(i) How should formal theories of meaning be modified in order to incorporate methods and ideas from the study of common concepts?
(ii) How can psycholinguistic evidence help to explain this interaction?
(iii) How can interactions between word meaning and logical meaning be exploited for automatic treatment of reasoning in natural language?

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