Readership: Researchers in fields such as linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and geography, as well as specialists in formal semantics, computational linguistics, and qualitative spatial reasoning. Also aimed at graduate-level courses in semantics, computational linguistics, information extraction, text mining, geographic information systems, artificial intelligence, qualitative spatial reasoning, and cognitive systems.
Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky, TJX/Feldberg Chair in Computer Science, Brandeis University
Inderjeet Mani has been a Senior Principal Scientist at The MITRE Corporation, a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and an Associate Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of Automatic Summarization (John Benjamins 2001), The Imagined Moment: Time, Narrative, and Computation (Nebraska 2010), and Narrative Modeling (Morgan and Claypool forthcoming), and co-editor of Advances in Automatic Text Summarization (MIT 1999) and The Language of Time (OUP 2005).
James Pustejovsky is the TJX/Feldberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University. His topics
of research are natural language processing, lexical semantics, temporal reasoning, event semantics, and language annotation. His books include The Generative Lexicon (MIT 1995); with Bran Boguraev, Lexical Semantics: The Problem of Polysemy (OUP 1997); with Carol Tenny, Events as Grammatical Objects (CSLI 2001); with Amber Stubbs, Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning (O'Reilly 2012); with Elizabetta Jezek Generative Lexicon Theory: A Guide (OUP forthcoming); and Coercion and Compositionality (MIT Press forthcoming).
"a high-quality volume that deserves the attention of any computational linguist or cognitive scientist with an interest in qualitative spatial reasoning models, computer reasoning about motion and corpus annotation." - Giovanna Marotta, Language Resources and Evaluation
2: Concepts of Motion in Language
3: Spatial and Temporal Ontology
4: The Representation of Motion
5: Semantic Annotation
6: Applications and Prospects