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Author Deemter, Kees van.

Title Not exactly : in praise of vagueness / Kees van Deemter.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  121.68 DE    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-332) and index.
Contents Introduction : false clarity -- Pt. I. Vagueness, where one least expects it. Sex and similarity : on the fiction of species ; Measurements that matter ; Identity and gradual change ; Vagueness in numbers and maths -- Pt. II. Theories of vagueness. The linguistics of vagueness ; Reasoning with vague information ; Parrying a paradox ; Degrees of truth -- Pt. III. Working models of vagueness. Artificial intelligence ; When to be vague : computers as authors ; The expulsion from Boole's paradise.
Subject Vagueness (Philosophy)
Semantics.
Logic.
Computational linguistics.
ISBN 9780199545902 hardback
0199545901 hardback
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