Paper: Knowledge Structures For Natural Language Generation

ACL ID C86-1130
Title Knowledge Structures For Natural Language Generation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
  • Paul S. Jacobs (GE Corporate Research & Development, Schenectady NY)

The development of natural language interfaces to Artifi- cial Intelligence systems is dependent on the representation of knowledge. A major impediment to building such systems has been the difficulty in adding sufficient linguistic and concep- tual knowledge to extend and adapt their capabilities. This difficulty has been apparent in systems which perform the task of language production, i. e. the generation of natural language output to satisfy the communicative requirements of a system. The Ace framework applies knowledge representation fun- damentals to the task of encoding knowledge about language. Within this framework, linguistic and conceptual knowledge are organized into hierarchies, and structured associations are used to join knowledge structures that are metaphorically or refer...