Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Text Generation

Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Text Generation

by Manfred Stede
     
 
This book develops the means for systematically deriving a set of paraphrases from the same underlying representation with the emphasis on events and verb meaning. Furthermore, the same mapping mechanism is used to achieve multilingual generation: English and German output are produced in parallel, on the basis of an adequate division between language-neutral and

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This book develops the means for systematically deriving a set of paraphrases from the same underlying representation with the emphasis on events and verb meaning. Furthermore, the same mapping mechanism is used to achieve multilingual generation: English and German output are produced in parallel, on the basis of an adequate division between language-neutral and language-specific (lexical and grammatical) knowledge.

Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Text Generation provides detailed insights into designing the representations and organizing the generation process. Readers with a background in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, knowledge representation, linguistics, or natural language processing will find a model of language production that can be adapted to a variety of purposes.

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Presents a new systematic approach to linking lexical semantics and knowledge representation to deal with issues arising when formally represented knowledge is translated into a natural language. Takes the choice of words to cover the various parts of the content representation as the principal decisions for conveying the intended meaning. Emphasizing events and verb meaning, develops a method for deriving a set of paraphrases from the same underlying representation, and uses that mapping mechanism to general English and German output, based on an adequate division between lexical language-neutral and grammatical language-specific knowledge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
From the Publisher
'I recommend the book not only to researchers interested in text generation and in machine translation, but to everybody interested in the relationship between language-independent knowledge representation and language-specific ontologies... Stede's specific proposal is well defined and effective.'
Computational Linguistics, 26:2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461373599
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science , #492
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

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