Paper: Limited Domain Systems For Language Teaching

ACL ID P84-1020
Title Limited Domain Systems For Language Teaching
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

describes a natural language system which deals usefully with ungrammatical input and describes some actual and potential applications of it in computer aided second language learning. However, this is not the only area in which the principles of the system might be used, and the aim in building it was simply to demonstrate the workability of the general mechanism, and provide a framework for assessing developments of it. BACKGROUND The really hard problem in natural language processing, for any purpose, is the role of non-linguistic knowledge in the understanding process. The correct treatment of even the simplest type of non-syntactic phenomena seems to demand a formidable amount of encyclopedic knowledge, and complex inferences therefrom. To date, the only systems which have simulated u...