Paper: An Application Of Automated Language Understanding Techniques To The Generation Of Data Base Elements

ACL ID P79-1024
Title An Application Of Automated Language Understanding Techniques To The Generation Of Data Base Elements
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1979
Authors

data structures called "templates", which resemble linguistic case frames. Each template describes a class of entities in terms of those properties which are normally associated with that class in a particular domain. A template thus re- flects the information user's conceptualization of the domain, i.e., his view of what that class of entities involves. In the domains under investigation there are templates for classes of objects (aircraft, missiles), classes of events (flights, launchings), classes of re- lations (temporal, causal), and other concepts such as time and date. A template represents an n-ary relation, where the n-ary relationship is named by a predicate symbol (e.g. , Precede (Eventl, Event2), Enroute (Object, Source, Destination, Time, etc.)). The templates are the basic da...