Paper: Levels Of Representation In Natural Language Based Information Systems And Their Relation To The Methodology Of Computational Linguistics

ACL ID C80-1028
Title Levels Of Representation In Natural Language Based Information Systems And Their Relation To The Methodology Of Computational Linguistics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors
  • G. Zifonun (Institute for German Language, Mannheim Germany)

7 In the following two aspects of the semantic representation will be treated: the mapping between syntactically analyzed natural language expressions and their KS counterparts will be investigated a differentiation between three levels of semantic representation will be accounted for: (level l) syntax-interpretative level, (level 2) canonical level, (level 3) database-related level, All three levels follow the same syntax, i.e. the syntax of KS and have the same compositional model theoretic semantics; they differ in their non logical constant symbols. _Mapping_natural language into the kemantic representation l~i!g~age KS In analogy with Montague's "theory of translation" in "Universal Grammar"we assume that the syntactic structures of natural language (NL, here German) and the semantic ...