This book presents computational mechanisms for solving common language interpretation problems including many cases of reference resolution, word sense disambiguation, and the interpretation of relationships implicit in modifiers. The proposed memory and context mechanisms provide the means for representing and applying information about the semantic relationships between entities imposed by the cultural context. The effects of different 'context factors', derived from multiple sources, are combined for disambiguation and for limiting memory search; the factors having been created and manipulated gradually during discourse processing.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. The mechanisms; 3. Solving interpretation problems; 4. Related research in a summary; 5. Introduction to the Capture system; 6. Supplying the mechanisms in Capture; 7. Performing database capture; 8. Techniques for efficient retrieval.