Interfacing the lexicon and an ontology in a linking system

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the repercussions of a conceptual orientationon two crucial parts of the Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) linkingalgorithm, that is, semantic representation and constructional schemas. Firstly,it is argued that adopting FunGramKB’s notion of conceptual logical structure(CLS) over standard RRG logical structures (LSs) has numerous advantagessince meaning has now access to conceptual knowledge and therefore a CLSprovides a format that goes beyond those aspects that are syntactically visible.The second part introduces the notion of the grammaticon, the componentwhere constructional schemas actually reside. RRG constructional schemas areanalyzed within a conceptual framework like that provided in FunGramKB. Inessence, it is shown that a conceptual orientation to the RRG linking system bythe addition of CLSs enriches the semantic representations in it substantially.


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