Paper: Transforming English Interfaces To Other Natural Languages: An Experiment With Portuguese

ACL ID P84-1003
Title Transforming English Interfaces To Other Natural Languages: An Experiment With Portuguese
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors
  • Gabriel Lopes (Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal)

Nowadays it is common the construction of English understanding systems (interfaces) that soo- ner or later one has to re-use, adapting and conve~ ting them to other natural languages. This is not an easy task and in many cases the arisen problems are quite complex. In this paper an experiment that was accomplished for Portuguese language is reported and some conclusions are explicitely stated. A know ledge information processing system, known as SSIPA, with natural language comprehension capabilities that interacts with users in Portuguese through a Portuguese interface, LUSO, was built. Logic was u- sed as a mental aid and as a practical tool.