Paper: Knowledge Based Question Answering

ACL ID A83-1012
Title Knowledge Based Question Answering
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1983

The natural language database query system incorporated in the KNOBS interactive planning system comprises a dictionary driven parser, APE-II, and script interpreter which yield a conceptual dependency conceptualization as a representation of the manning of user input. A conceptualization pattern matching production system then determines and executes a procedure for extracting the desired information from the database. In contrast to syntax driven Q-A systems, e.$. , those based on ATH parsers, AFE-II ia driven bottom-up by expectations associated with word ~eanings. The procesain K of a query is based on the contents of several knowledge sources including the dictionary entries (partial conceptualizations and their expectations), frames representing conceptual dependency primitives, scri...