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Simple Heuristics For Concept Combination

Machery, Edouard and Lederer, Lisa G (2012) Simple Heuristics For Concept Combination. In: The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford University of Press, Oxford, 454 - 472. ISBN 9780199541072

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This article discusses three important models of concept combination—Smith and colleagues' Selective Modification model, Hampton's Composite Prototype model, and Costello and Keane's C3 model. Smith and colleagues' famous model of concept combination combines a model for producing complex concepts out of simple concepts with a prototype model of concept representation and a metric for computing the typicality of objects with respect to those concepts. The model of concept combination proposed by Smith and colleagues applies only to modifier–head complex concepts. Hampton's model of concept combination includes, along with a qualitative description of the process resulting in complex concepts, a model of concepts, a model of categorization, and a model of typicality judgement. For Hampton, concept combination consists in the inheritance of typical properties from the combined concepts by the complex concept.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Machery, Edouardmachery@pitt.eduMACHERY
Lederer, Lisa G
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Oxford University of Press
Place of Publication: Oxford
Page Range: 454 - 472
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199541072.013.0022
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords:, concept, combination, Hampton's, model, selective, modification, model, Keane's, C3, model, Exemplar, Heuristic
ISBN: 9780199541072
Title of Book: The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality
EditorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Machery, Edouardmachery@pitt.eduMACHERYUNSPECIFIED
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 19:21
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 13:59


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