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Prologue 1: Introduction: False Clarity Part 1: Vagueness, where one leasts expects it 2: Sex and similarity: On the Fiction of Species 3: Measurements that Matter 4: Identity and Gradual Change 5: Vagueness in Numbers and Maths Part II: Theories of Vagueness 6: The Linguistics of Vagueness 7: Reasoning with Vague Information 8: Parrying a Paradox 9: Degrees of Truth Part III: Working Models of Vagueness 10: Artificial Intelligence 11: When to be Vague: Computers as Authors 12: The Explusion from Boole's Paradise Epilogue: Guaranteed Correct Endnotes Further Reading Bibliography

About the Author

Kees van Deemter is a Reader in Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen. He works in computational linguistics, the area of artificial intelligence where computer science meets linguistics and his main areas of expertise are computational semantics and natural language generation. He has previously authored 90 research publications in philosophical logic, artificial intelligence and computational linguistics.


`Review from previous edition Amusing, persuasive. conversational and engaging.' John Gilbey, Times Higher Education Supplement `Engaging and approachable book.' John Gilbey, Times Higher Education Supplement

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