Language, Vision and Music: Selected papers from the 8th International Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing, Galway, 1999 (Advances in Consciousness Research)

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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)

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"Initiatives such as that represented here which bring together scholars from a wide range of cultural and linguistics 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." Prof.Dr. Ailbhe O Corrain, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster (Magee), Northern Ireland; "A vision on how modalities can get together to support creativity." Dr. Joseph Mariani, Department of Information Technologies and Communication, Ministry of Research and New Technologies, France; "A unique and diversified collection that takes an integrative approach to adress language, vision and music." Dr. Mark Mayburry, The Mitre Corporation, Massachusets, USA; "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." Prof.Dr. Ryuichi Oka, University of Aizu, and Prof.Dr. Naoyuki Okada, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

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