Meaning and Computation Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, all readings are from

- Week 1:
- Chapter 1 (intro.ps), the introduction.
- Appendix C (apxc.ps), which gives some basic mathematical background.
- The table of contents (toc.ps), to get an overview of what we could potentially cover; chapters after 10 are mostly not yet written.
- Optional: you may find it useful to print the references (refs.ps),
- Optional: you may want to just have a look at Chapter 2 (msa1.ps), which gives the first concepts of general algebra, and which we will read in detail for next week.

- Week 1:
- Chapter 2 (msa1.ps), which gives the first concepts of general algebra.

- Week 2:
- Chapter 2 (msa1.ps), which gives the first concepts of general algebra.

- Week 3:
- Chapter 3 (msa2.ps), more basic concepts of general algebra, especially homomorphisms.

- Week 4:
- Skim Chapters 4 and 5, to get an overview of the shape of the subject.

- Week 5:
- Read papers on algebraic semiotics and blending.

- Week 6:
- General lab meeting, discussion of current work on database schema integration, etc.

- Week 7:
- Continue discussions from weeks 3, 4, 5.

- Week 8:
- Week 9:
- Discussions with Prof Gilles Fauconnier, continued.

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