Paper: Parsing Into Discourse Object Descriptions

ACL ID E87-1024
Title Parsing Into Discourse Object Descriptions
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

This paper reports work on the design of a natural language interface with a limited dialogue capability. It is argued that (i) The interpretation of the input is preferably represented as a structure of Discourse Object Descriptions (DODs); (ii) The DODs must be determined on the basis of different types of knowledge such as grammatical knowledge, object type deirmitions and knowledge about existing discourse objects and their discourse status; (iii) The different types of knowledge are stored separately but integrated in the interpretation process which is based on constraints.