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

Cognitive Processing, ICSC Special Issue 2009, Vol. 10, Supplement 2, pages. 233-236


This paper describes two experiments that examined how people's judgements regarding the appropriateness of the prepositions 'at', 'on, and 'in' to describe the position of one object relative to another object changed as the topological relationships between the two objects changed.