Paper: Natural Language And Inference In A Computer Game

ACL ID C02-1113
Title Natural Language And Inference In A Computer Game
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002

We present an engine for text adventures – computer games with which the player interacts using natu- ral language. The system employs current meth- ods from computational linguistics and an efficient inference system for description logic to make the interaction more natural. The inference system is especially useful in the linguistic modules dealing with reference resolution and generation and we show how we use it to rank different readings in the case of referential and syntactic ambiguities. It turns out that the player’s utterances are naturally restricted in the game scenario, which simplifies the language processing task.