Paper: Automatic Representation Of The Semantic Relationships Corresponding To A French Surface Expression

ACL ID A83-1024
Title Automatic Representation Of The Semantic Relationships Corresponding To A French Surface Expression
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors
  • Gian Piero Zarri (CNRS, France; Laboratoire d'Informatique Pour les Sciences de l'Homme, Paris France)

The work presented here is a preliminary sn~y concerning the automatic translation of French natural language statements into the RESEDA seman- tic metalanguage. The text in natural language is first (pre)processed in order to obtain its syntac- tic structure. The "semantic parsing" process begins with marking the "triggers", defined as lexical units which call one or more of the predi- cative patterns allowed for in the metalanguage. The patterns obtained are then merged, and their case slots filled with the elements found in the surface structure according to the predictions associated with the slots.