Unification-based semantic interpretation in the BBN Spoken Language System

David Stallard
1989 Proceedings of the workshop on Speech and Natural Language - HLT '89   unpublished
This paper describes the current state of work on unification-based semantic interpretation in HARC (for Hear and Recognize Continous speech) the BBN Spoken Language System. It presents the implementation of an integrated syntax/semantics grammar written in a unification formalism similar to Definite Clause Grammar. This formalism is described, and its use in solving a number of semantic interpretation problems is shown. These include, among others, the encoding of semantic selectional
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doi:10.3115/1075434.1075442 fatcat:nws5m3ktcbfcrnfdbe3wjfzmlu