Paper: Compositional Semantics In Verbmobil

ACL ID C96-1024
Title Compositional Semantics In Verbmobil
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

The paper discusses how compositional semantics is implemented in the Verb- mobil speech-to-speech translation sys- tem using LUD, a description language for underspecified discourse representa- tion structures. The description lan- guage and its formal interpretation in DRT are described as well as its imple- mentation together with the architecture of the system's entire syntactic-semantic processing module. We show that a lin- guistically sound theory and formalism can be properly implemented in a sys- tem with (near) real-time requirements.