Conference Papers

Are there Semantic Primes in Formal Languages?

AuthorJohannes Fähndrich, Sebastian Ahrndt, and Sahin Albayrak
Source11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI 2014) 
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This paper surveys languages used to enrich contextual information with semantic descriptions. Such descriptions can be e.g. applied to enable reasoning when collecting vast amounts of row data in domains like smart environments. In particular, we focus the elements of the languages that make up their semantic. To do so, we compare the expressiveness of the well-known languages OWL, PDDL and MOF with a theory from linguistic called the Natural Semantic Metalanguage.