Paper: A Mapping-Based Approach for General Formal Human Computer Interaction Using Natural Language

ACL ID P14-3005
Title A Mapping-Based Approach for General Formal Human Computer Interaction Using Natural Language
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We consider the problem of mapping nat- ural language written utterances express- ing operational instructions1 to formal lan- guage expressions, applied to French and the R programming language. Developing a learning operational assistant requires the means to train and evaluate it, that is, a baseline system able to interact with the user. After presenting the guidelines of our work, we propose a model to repre- sent the problem and discuss the fit of di- rect mapping methods to our task. Finally, we show that, while not resulting in excel- lent scores, a simple approach seems to be sufficient to provide a baseline for an in- teractive learning system.