Paper: The Textual Development Of Non-Stereotypic Concepts

ACL ID E91-1046
Title The Textual Development Of Non-Stereotypic Concepts
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991

In this paper the text theoretical foundation of our text analysis system KONTEXT is described. The basic premise of the KONTEXT model is that new concepts are communicated by using the mechanisms of text constitution. The text model used assumes that the information conveyed in a text and the information describing its contextual organization can be structured into five layers (sentence structure, information on thematic pro- gression, referential structure, conceptual repre- sentation of the text and conceptual background knowledge). The text analysis component con- structs and traverses the information of these lay- ers under control of the discourse development. In this way, it can incrementally construct a textual view on knowledge, rather than only recognizing precoded concepts.