WIT Press


Object-based Semantics For Natural Language Engineering In Higher Education

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE950461

Volume

12

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

894 kb

Author(s)

J. Johnson

Abstract

We present an object-based semantics for informative question answering in the University domain. Semantic rules specify how the internal repre- sentation is built from the parse tree for a sentence. A collection of rules is given for generating internal representations for the natural language re- quests that arise in the University domain. The action of the semantic interpreter is also illustrated by showing how it applies the rules to a par- ticular sentence to produce an internal representation. 1 Introduction In software engineering education, one of the most challenging problems is to teach students how to go from an informalized description of a prob- lem domain to a precise conceptualization. The informalized description is usually, in whole or in part, expressed in natural language (e.g., English). To assist train

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