Upper Modeling: organizing knowledge for natural language processing
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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A general, reusable computational resource has been developed within the Penman text generation project for organizing domain knowledge appropriately for linguistic realization. This resource, called the upper model, provides a domain- and task-independent classification system that supports sophisticated natural language processing while significantly simplifying the interface between domain-specific knowledge and general linguistic resources. This paper presents the results of our experiences in designing and using the upper model in a variety of applications over the past 5 years. In particular, we present our conclusions concerning the appropriate organization of an upper model, its domain- independence, and the types of interrelationships that need to be supported between upper model and grammar and semantics.
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