An Investigation into the Semantics of English topological Prepositions

John D. Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology
Colm Sloan, Dublin Institute of Technology
Brian Mac Namee, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Article

Published in Cognitive Processing, Vol. 10(2), pp233-236, Springer, 2009 (2009)


This paper describes a psycholinguistic experiment that investigates whether the applicability of the topological spatial prepositions "at", "on" or "in" to describe the spatial configuration between two objects is related to the topological relationships between objects being described.