Accession Number : ADA188486

Title :   Research and Development in Natural Language Understanding as Part of the Strategic Computing Program.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Dec 84-Dec 85,

Corporate Author : BBN LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Weischedel, Ralph M ; Scha, Remko J ; Walker, Edward ; Ayuso, Damaris ; Haas, Andrew R

PDF Url : ADA188486

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The first chapter summarizes the direction in this work, including not only the areas of our own research and development but also possible integration of components and techniques from other sites. The second chapter reviews our activities in technology transfer, namely moving a natural language interface developed over a period of years of basic research out of the laboratory. The software is being used by The Naval Ocean Systems Center in conjunction with BBN to provide a prototype natural language interface at The Pacific Fleet Command Center. The third chapter describes a simple inference procedure which has proved quite effective in reducing the semantic representation of the user's input to terms of the underlying system (s).

Descriptors :   *NATURAL LANGUAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INPUT, INTEGRATION, INTERFACES, PROTOTYPES, SEMANTICS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, DATA MANAGEMENT, NAVAL OPERATIONS, TEXT PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE