Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars

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Abstract

Natural language interfaces represent one of the most common applications of natural language processing. In the eighties, not only a considerable increase in natural language interface refinement has been achieved, but also methods for design and evaluation have been worked out. One might think that a natural language interface of the nineties would be properly described in terms of three parameters, viz. (i) transportability (ii) modifiability by the user (iii) generality. We have implemented a software package for plane geometry constructions called THALES [1] supplied with a natural language interface. Our experience with THALES shows that none of these features is attainable in the near future. Rather, natural language interfaces based on well-defined subsets of languages and supplemented with possibly full semantics appear to be real candidates for applications in the following years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages460-468
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540545729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991
EventInternational Summer School on Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems, 1991 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 4 1991Jun 13 1991

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume545 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherInternational Summer School on Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems, 1991
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period6/4/916/13/91

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Attribute Grammars
Natural Language
Software packages
Semantics
Geometry
Processing
Software Package
Well-defined
Refinement
Subset
Evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Gyimóthy, T. (1991). Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars. In Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings (pp. 460-468). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 545 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-54572-7_18

Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars. / Gyimóthy, T.

Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 1991. p. 460-468 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 545 LNCS).

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Gyimóthy, T 1991, Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars. in Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 545 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 460-468, International Summer School on Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems, 1991, Prague, Czech Republic, 6/4/91. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-54572-7_18
Gyimóthy T. Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars. In Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 1991. p. 460-468. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-54572-7_18
Gyimóthy, T. / Natural language interface construction using attribute grammars. Attribute Grammars, Applications and Systems - International Summer School SAGA, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 1991. pp. 460-468 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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