Paper: Natural Language And Computer Interface Design

ACL ID P80-1037
Title Natural Language And Computer Interface Design
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980

NG Our observations do point to one application where the ability to process natural language would be a signi- ficemt augmentation of the users cf computerized ccn- ferencing systems. We have a large number of confer- ences that have been going on for over a year and which conta/n thousands of comments. While a person entering such an on-going discussion can, in principle, go back and read the entire transcript or do selective retriev- al on subtopics, it would be far preferable to be able to generate autc~a~ic summaries of such large text files. Even for regular use, the ability to zet auto- mated su.~maries would significantly raise the threshold of information overload and allow users to increase their level of co.-.unication activity and the amount of information with which they can d...