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Planning English Sentences : Snlp - Douglas E. Appelt

Planning English Sentences


Paperback Published: 4th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521438032
Number Of Pages: 184

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This book is an investigation into the problems of generating natural language utterances to satisfy specific goals the speaker has in mind. It is thus an ambitious and significant contribution to research on language generation in artificial intelligence, which has previously concentrated in the main on the problem of translation from an internal semantic representation into the target language. Dr. Appelt's approach, based on a possible-worlds semantics of an intensional logic of knowledge and action, enables him to develop a formal representation of the effects of illocutionary acts and the speaker's beliefs about the hearer's knowledge of the world. The theory is embodied and illustrated in a computer system, KAMP (Knowledge and Modalities Planner), described in the book. Dr. Appelt's work thus has important applications to the design of interactive computer systems, multiagent planning systems and the planning of knowledge acquisition.

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' ... important reading for anyone either working in or just trying to keep up with natural language processing'. Computational Linguistics

An overview of related research
Representing knowledge about intensional concepts
Planning to affect an agent's mental state
Planning illocutionary acts
Planning surface linguistic acts
Utterance planning: an example
Utterance planning: the future
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ISBN: 9780521438032
ISBN-10: 0521438039
Series: Snlp
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 4th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.29  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.28

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