Paper: Exploiting Lexical Regularities In Designing Natural Language Systems

ACL ID C88-1065
Title Exploiting Lexical Regularities In Designing Natural Language Systems
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors
  • Boris Katz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA)
  • Beth Levin (Northwestern University, Evanston IL)

This paper presents the lexical component of the STAttT Ques- tion Answering system developed at the MIT Artificial Intelli- gence Laboratory. START is able to interpret correctly a wide range of semantic relationships associated with alternate expres- sions of the arguments of verbs. The design of the system takes advantage of the results of recent linguistic research into the structure of the lexicon, allowing START to attain a broader range of coverage than many existing systems while maintain- ing modular organization.