Paper: Interactive Natural Language Problem Solving: A Pragmatic Approach

ACL ID A83-1031
Title Interactive Natural Language Problem Solving: A Pragmatic Approach
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors

I NTRODUCT ION A class of natural language proces- sors is described which allow a user to display objects of interest on a computer terminal and manipulate them via typed or spoken English sentences. This paper concerns itself with the implementation of the voice input facility using an automatic speech recognizer, and the touch input facility using a touch sensitive screen. To overcome the high error rates of the speech recognizer under conditions of actual problem solving in natural language, error correction software has been designed and is described here. Also described are prob- lems involving the resolution of voice input with touch input, and the identifi- cation of the intended referents of touch input. To measur~ system performance we have considered two classes of factors: the ...