Understanding System Specifications Written in Natural Language

John J. Granacki Jr., Alice C. Parker, Yigal Arens
1987 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
This paper describes research in understanding system specifications written in natural language. This research involves the implementation of a natural language interface, PHRAN-SPAN, for specifying the abstract behavior of digital systems in restricted English text. A neutral formal representation for the behavior is described using the USC Design Data Structure. A small set of concepts that characterize digital system behavior are presented using this representation. An intermediate
more » ... ation loosely based on Conceptual Dependency is presented. Its use with a semantic-based parser to translate from English to the formal representation is illustrated by examples.
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