Paper: Partial Synthesis Of Sentences By Coroutining Constraints On Different Levels Of Well-Formedness

ACL ID C92-3140
Title Partial Synthesis Of Sentences By Coroutining Constraints On Different Levels Of Well-Formedness
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

We show how the two main characteristics of the ILLICO natural language interface -- guided composition mode by partial synthesis, and the modularity of the encoding of li,aguistic knowledge specifying the lexical, syntactic, semantic and conceptual levels of well- formedness -- have lead us to develop an approach and a system in which all the constraints on the different levels of well- formedness are coroutined when the system analyzes a given sentence or synthesizes a partial one. We describe the principle of the general coroutining process and the associated Prolog program. KEYWORDS Natural Language Interface, Analysis, Synthesis, Guided Composition, Partial Synthesis, Coroutine, Prolog.