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ERIC Number: ED112684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-25
Pages: 68
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Parsing English. Course Notes for a Tutorial on Computational Semantics, March 17-22, 1975.
Wilks, Yorick
The course in parsing English is essentially a survey and comparison of several of the principal systems used for understanding natural language. The basic procedure of parsing is described. The discussion of the principal systems is based on the idea that "meaning is procedures," that is, that the procedures of application give a parsed structure its significance. Natural language systems should be content- rather than structure-motivated, i.e. they should be concerned with linguistic problems revealed by parsing rather than with the relation of the proposed structure of the system to the structures of other systems. Within this framework, Winograd's understanding system, SHRDLU, is described and discussed, as are the second generation systems of Simmons, Schank, Colby and Wilks. A subsequent discussion compares all these systems. Concluding remarks outline immediate problems, including the need for a good memory model and the use of texts, rather than individual example sentences, for investigation. (CLK)
Institute for Semantic and Cognitive Studies, Villa Heleneum, 6976 Castagnola, Switzerland ($10.00 for complete volume)
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