# Conceptual Structures: Logical, Linguistic, and Computational Issues

@inproceedings{Ganter2000ConceptualSL, title={Conceptual Structures: Logical, Linguistic, and Computational Issues}, author={Bernhard Ganter and Guy W. Mineau}, booktitle={Lecture Notes in Computer Science}, year={2000} }

We generally think of conceptual structures (and their mathematical representations: conceptual graphs) as a technical framework providing a sound basis for research and design work in knowledge representation and related areas of computer science. In this article, I suggest that conceptual structure predates computer science by some three-million years. In particular, I argue that the human brain (or rather, the brain of our hominid ancestors) acquired conceptual structure long before it…

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