Paper: A Message Processing System With Object-Centered Semantics

ACL ID C90-3064
Title A Message Processing System With Object-Centered Semantics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

This paper presents a report processing method with ohjcct-centered semantics. The syntactic analysis is performed along classical generative principles, though with a deliberately simple output as a list of index-value doublets, which the semantic module pr(messes using methods in an object- oriented framework. The final representation is made of two types of object-centered structures : llrst, case-like, event level dated structures corresponding to the Input clauses; second, detailed representation of the culTent state of an agent of the reference world, plus rccords tbr tile follow-up of a task over time. Uncertainty, imprecision and prevision are handled using specialized fields. This framework is applied to the processing of daily naval reports in English.