Paper: A Terminological Simplification Transformation For Natural Language Question-Answering Systems

ACL ID P86-1036
Title A Terminological Simplification Transformation For Natural Language Question-Answering Systems
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

A new method is presented for simplifying the logical expressions used to represent utterance meaning in a natural language system. 1 This simplification method utilizes the encoded knowledge and the limited inference-making capability of a taxonomic knowledge representation system to reduce the constituent structure of logical expressions. The specific application is to the problem of mapping expressions of the meaning representation language to a database language capable of retrieving actual responses. Particular account is taken of the model-theoretic aspects of this problem.