Questions tagged [semantics]

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Reasoning about 2d spatial square configuration

I am trying to use RCC8 algebra relations and axioms in order to tackle the following problem : We consider the below configuration and square $x$ such that "$x$ NTPP $a$" and "$x$ TPP $...
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What is all necessary types of data for a bidirectional RNN to learn embeddings?

Bidirectional RNNs are used for generating the semantic vectors of the text at the sentence level and word level. In order to train a CNN for the classification tasks, images, and labels/outputs are ...
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What is the difference (if any) between semantic segmentation and multi-class, mutually exclusive classification?

Multi-class classification is simply assigning all data points into one of up to any finite number of mutually exclusive labels. I am new to the field(s) of AI/ML and I keep hearing people use the ...
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Applications of polar decomposition in Machine Learning

Assume there exists a new and very efficient algorithm for calculating the polar decomposition of a matrix $A=UP$, where $U$ is a unitary matrix and $P$ is a positive-semidefinite Hermitian matrix. ...
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How much knowledge of the world is learnt through words?

We know a lot of common sense about the world. Things like "to buy something you need money". I wonder how much of this common sense comes about through actual someone explicitly telling you the ...
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Does it matter if it's a bot or a human generating text? Doesn't it come down to the content?

It was noted today that automated text generation is advancing at a rapid pace, potentially accelerating. As bots become more and more capable of passing turing tests, especially in single iterations,...
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Is there a way to understand the type of a sentence?

I am a beginner, just started studying around NLP, specifically various language models. So far, my understanding is that - the goal is to understand/produce natural language. So far the methods I ...
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Choosing Instance Semantic Detection

A fixed video camera records people moving through its field of view. The goal is to detect and track the head, in real-time as it moves through the video. The norm is there are many heads, which ...
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How to find the category of a technical text on a surface-semantic-level

There are some predefined categories( Overview, Data Architecture, Technical Details, Applications, etc). The requirement is to classify the input text of paragraphs into their resp. category. I can't ...
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Are Rationality and Intelligence distinct?

This just popped into my head, and I haven't thought it through, but it feels like a sound question. The definition of intelligence might still be somewhat fuzzy, possibly a factor of our evolving ...
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What exactly are the differences between semantic and lexical-semantic networks?

What exactly are the differences between semantic and lexical-semantic networks?
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Can the English language ever be generalized using a set of grammar rules?

In programming languages, there is a set of grammar rules which govern the construction of valid statements and expressions. These rules help in parsing the programs written by the user. Can there ...
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What research has been done in the domain of "identifying sarcasm in text"?

Identifying sarcasm is considered one of the most difficult open-ended problems in the domain of ML and NLP/NLU. So, was there any considerable research done on that front? If yes, then what is the ...
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