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PUNDIT — Natural language interfaces

  • Deborah A. Dahl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 636)

Abstract

The PUNDIT natural language understanding system is a modular system implemented in Prolog which consists of distinct modules for syntactic,semantic, and pragmatic analysis. A central goal underlying PUNDIT's design is that the basic natural language processing functions should be independent of the system's domain of application and application. This approach to the design of natural language processing systems is motivated by the fact that in order to be practical, natural language systems must not require reimplementation of most of the system as they are ported to different domains. Thus, our goal in the design of PUNDIT is to reduce as much as possible the amount of effort that must be done to move the system to different applications.

Keywords

Noun Phrase Application Module Computational Linguistics Prepositional Phrase Query Translation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah A. Dahl
    • 1
  1. 1.A Unisys CompanyParamax Systems CorporationPaoli

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