Language, Vision and Music

Selected papers from the 8th International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing, Galway, 1999

Paul Mc Kevitt | University of Ulster (Magee)
Seán Ó Nualláin | Nous Research, Dublin
Conn Mulvihill | National University of Ireland, Galway
ISBN 9789027251558 (Eur) | EUR 83.00
ISBN 9781588111098 (USA) | USD 125.00
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Language, vision and music: what common cognitive patterns underlie our competence in these disparate modes of thought? Language (natural & formal), vision and music seem to share at least the following attributes: a hierarchical organisation of constituents, recursivity, metaphor, the possibility of self-reference, ambiguity, and systematicity. Can we propose the existence of a general symbol system with instantiations in these three modes or is the only commonality to be found at the level of such entities as cerebral columnar automata? Answers are to be found in this international collection of work which recognises that one of the basic features of consciousness is its MultiModality, that there are possibilities to model this with contemporary technology, and that cross-cultural commonalities in the experience of, and creativity within, the various modalities are significant. With the advent of Intelligent MultiMedia this aspect of consciousness implementation in mind/brain acquires new significance. (Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 35]  2002.  xii, 433 pp.
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“Initiatives such as that represented here which bring together scholars from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds throw much light on natural language and alternative communicative systems and illuminate our understanding of the complex relationships that exist between language, mind and reality.”
“A vision on how modalities can get together to support creativity.”
“A guiding premise of this book is that an integrative approach to language, vision and music can inform us about the nature of both natural language and artificial communication systems and the complex interrelationships that exist between language, mind and machine. Contained in this volume are exciting examples of several sophisticated multimodal computer systems, architectures and interfaces, original experimental approaches relating language and music and some interesting work on the difficult topic of creativity.”
“A unique and diversified collection that takes an integrative approach to adress language, vision and music.”
“We have here an exciting international collection of work to reveal the similarities and differences between language, vision and music which will certainly create the next communicative systems.”
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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