Paper: An Environment For Acquiring Semantic Information

ACL ID P87-1005
Title An Environment For Acquiring Semantic Information
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

An improved version of IRACQ (for Interpretation Rule ACQuisition) is presented. I Our approach to semantic knowledge acquisition: 1 ) is in the context of a general purpose NL interface rather than one that accesses only databases, 2) employs a knowledge representation formalism with limited inferencing capabilities, 3) assumes a trained person but not an AI expert, and 4) provides a complete environment for not only acquiring semantic knowledge, but also main- taining and editing it in a consistent knowledge base. IRACQ is currently in use at the Naval Ocean Sys- tems Center.