Paper: Combining Functionality And Object-Orientedness For Natural Language Processing

ACL ID P84-1048
Title Combining Functionality And Object-Orientedness For Natural Language Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

This paper proposes a method for organizing linguistic knowledge in both systematic and flexible fashion. We introduce a purely applicative language (PAL) as an intermediate representation and an object-oriented computation mechanism for its interpretation. PAL enables the establishment of a principled and well-constrained method of interaction among lexicon-oriented linguistic modules. The object-oriented computation mechanism provides a flexible means of abstracting modules and sharing common knowledge.