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An Intelligent Question-Answer System over Natural-Language Texts

  • Marie DužíEmail author
  • Bjørn Jespersen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 554)

Abstract

The success of automated reasoning techniques over large natural-language texts heavily relies on a fine-grained formal analysis of these texts. While there is common agreement that the analysis should be hyperintensional, most automatic reasoning systems are still based on intensional logic. In this paper, we introduce a hyperintensional system of reasoning and answering. We apply Tichy’s Transparent Intensional Logic (TIL) which comes with a procedural (as opposed to truth-conditional) semantics. Our goal is to analyse empirical questions that come attached with a presupposition.

Keywords

Hyperintensional logic Procedural semantics Presupposition Question Answer Transparent Intensional Logic TIL 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, project no. GA18-23891S, Hyperintensional Reasoning over Natural Language Texts, and by the internal grant agency of VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, project no. SP2018/172, Application of Formal Methods in Knowledge Modelling and Software Engineering.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, FEIVSB-Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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