Paper: A Hybrid Approach To Representation In The Janus Natural Language Processor

ACL ID P89-1024
Title A Hybrid Approach To Representation In The Janus Natural Language Processor
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989
Authors

In BBN's natural language understanding and generation system (Janus), we have used a hybrid approach to representation, employing an intensional logic for the representation of the semantics of ut- terances and a taxonomic language with formal semantics for specification of descriptive constants and axioms relating them. Remarkably, 99.9% of 7,000 vocabulary items in our natural language ap- plications could be adequately axiomatlzed in the taxonomic language.