Questions tagged [semantics]

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What are examples of AI theories that are structurally complex but ontologically simple?

From the Wikipedia article on Occam's razor: Another contentious aspect of the razor is that a theory can become more complex in terms of its structure (or syntax), while its ontology (or semantics) ...
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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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Can True(L, x) be defined as membership of x in recursive language L?

Can True(L, x) be defined as membership of x in recursive language L? In order to formalize natural language semantics using truth conditional semantics it seems that we must first formalize the ...
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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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What is the difference between a semantic network and an ontology?

I am not getting exactly the difference between semantic networks and ontology. I do not find a proper article explaining about ontology in the semantic network. According to me, I think that 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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In Artificial Intelligence, what are semantic analyses used for?

Semantics means the meaning and interpretation of words, signs, and sentence structure. Semantics largely determine our reading comprehension, how we understand others, and even what decisions we make ...
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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 as one of the most difficult open-ended problems in the domain of ML and NLP. So, was there any considerable research done in that front? If yes, then what is the ...