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Conceptual Analysis of Natural Language: Lawrence Birnbaum and Mallory Selfridge

One of the crucial issues to be faced by any theory of natural language is the process of mapping natural language text into the memory structures that represent the meaning of that text. We call this process Conceptual Analysis. This chapter has two complementary goals. First, we hope to provide a clear introduction to conceptual analysis. Second, we will present the results of our own research concerning some of the unresolved problems in language analysis-of which there are many.