Paper: Deep Sentence Understanding In A Restricted Domain

ACL ID C90-1019
Title Deep Sentence Understanding In A Restricted Domain
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

We present here the current prototype of the text understanding system HELENE. The ob- jective of this system is to achieve a deep un- derstanding of small reports dealing with a re- stricted domain. Sentence understanding builds a model of the state of the world described, through the application of several knowledge modules: (i) LFG parsing, (ii) syntactic disam- biguation based on lexical entry semantic com- ponents, (iii) assembly of semantic components and instantiation of domain entities, and (iv) construction of a world model through activa- tion of common sense and domain knowledge.