Paper: Concretion: Assumption-Based Understanding

ACL ID C88-1055
Title Concretion: Assumption-Based Understanding
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
  • Paul S. Jacobs (GE Corporate Research & Development, Schenectady NY)

A language understanding program must produce as pre- cise a meaning representation as possible from a linguistic input. CONCRETION is the process of developing a specific interpretation by combining various levels of conceptual information. This process represents an assumption-based method of language interpretation, and departs from the traditional approach of treating multiple interpretations as independent. Concretion Mlows the language analyzer to develop a sufficiently specific representation without excessive computation or brittle interpretation rules.