LIRa Session: Martha Lewis

Speaker: Martha Lewis

Date and Time: Thursday, March 15th 2018, 16:00-17:30

Venue: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107.

Title: Interacting Conceptual Spaces

Abstract: We apply the categorical compositional scheme of (Coecke et al 2010) to conceptual space models of cognition. In order to do this we introduce a new category to describe conceptual spaces. We use this category as a new setting for categorical compositional semantics, emphasizing the convex structure important to conceptual space applications. We show how conceptual spaces for composite types such as adjectives and verbs can be constructed. We illustrate this new model on detailed examples.