Paper: A Text Understander that Learns

ACL ID P98-1079
Title A Text Understander that Learns
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998

We introduce an approach to the automatic ac- quisition of new concepts fi'om natural language texts which is tightly integrated with the under- lying text understanding process. The learning model is centered around the 'quality' of differ- ent forms of linguistic and conceptual evidence which underlies the incremental generation and refinement of alternative concept hypotheses, each one capturing a different conceptual read- ing for an unknown lexical item.