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A probabilistic framework for analysing the compositionality of conceptual combinations

Bruza, Peter D.; Kitto, Kirsty; Ramm, Brentyn; Sitbon, Laurianne


Conceptual combination performs a fundamental role in creating the broad range of compound phrases utilised in everyday language. While the systematicity and productivity of language provide a strong argument in favour of assuming compositionality, this very assumption is still regularly questioned in both cognitive science and philosophy. This article provides a novel probabilistic framework for assessing whether the semantics of conceptual combinations are compositional, and so can be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Mathematical Psychology
DOI: 10.1016/


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