Paper: THALES: A Software Package For Plane Geometry Constructions With A Natural Language Interface

ACL ID C90-1007
Title THALES: A Software Package For Plane Geometry Constructions With A Natural Language Interface
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

THALES is a software package for plane geometry constructions, supplied with a natural language interlace. Using THALES requires no knowledge of a programming language. The interface is capable of processing practically all kinds of instructions within the subset of plane geometry English. The "static semantic" module has been generated on the basis of a high-level attribute specification. Transportability, modifia- bility and generality -- the key issues of natural language interface design -- are investigated in the project note. The notion of specifiability is intro- duced to replace the three features mentioned above.