Paper: Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars

ACL ID P13-5002
Title Semantic Parsing with Combinatory Categorial Grammars
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Tutorial Abstracts
Year 2013

1 Abstract Semantic parsers map natural language sentences to formal representations of their underlying meaning. Building accurate semantic parsers without prohibitive engineering costs is a long- standing, open research problem. The tutorial will describe general principles for building semantic parsers. The presentation will be divided into two main parts: modeling and learning. The modeling section will include best practices for grammar design and choice of se- mantic representation. The discussion will be guided by examples from several domains. To il- lustrate the choices to be made and show how they can be approached within a real-life representation language, we will use ?-calculus meaning repre- sentations. In the learning part, we will describe a unified approach for learning Co...