A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems

D.H. Lie, C. Moghrabi (Editor), J. Hulstijn, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Antinus Nijholt

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Abstract

    Natural language understanding in dialogue systems is taken to consist of two subsequent processes: rewrite and understand. The rewriting proces is a transformational proces in which natural language utterances are mapped via a sequence of context-sensitive string to string transformations onto some semantic normal form. In the understand proces an interpretation of the semantic form is made, with respect to a particular dialogue state. The rewrite proces is completely independent of the state of the dialogue. The transformational approach presented is compared with more traditional grammatical and parsing approaches. The approach is used in a first prototype of a natural language interface for a theatre information and booking system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages163-168
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998

    Keywords

    • EWI-9632
    • IR-63990
    • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS

    Cite this

    Lie, D. H., Moghrabi, C. (Ed.), Hulstijn, J., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Nijholt, A. (1998). A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems. 163-168.
    Lie, D.H. ; Moghrabi, C. (Editor) ; Hulstijn, J. ; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A. ; Nijholt, Antinus. / A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems. 6 p.
    @conference{d94220d90d0444cb8252cb8227a42af0,
    title = "A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems",
    abstract = "Natural language understanding in dialogue systems is taken to consist of two subsequent processes: rewrite and understand. The rewriting proces is a transformational proces in which natural language utterances are mapped via a sequence of context-sensitive string to string transformations onto some semantic normal form. In the understand proces an interpretation of the semantic form is made, with respect to a particular dialogue state. The rewrite proces is completely independent of the state of the dialogue. The transformational approach presented is compared with more traditional grammatical and parsing approaches. The approach is used in a first prototype of a natural language interface for a theatre information and booking system.",
    keywords = "EWI-9632, IR-63990, HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS",
    author = "D.H. Lie and C. Moghrabi and J. Hulstijn and {op den Akker}, {Hendrikus J.A.} and Antinus Nijholt",
    year = "1998",
    month = "8",
    language = "Undefined",
    pages = "163--168",

    }

    Lie, DH, Moghrabi, C (ed.), Hulstijn, J, op den Akker, HJA & Nijholt, A 1998, 'A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems' pp. 163-168.

    A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems. / Lie, D.H.; Moghrabi, C. (Editor); Hulstijn, J.; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus.

    1998. 163-168.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    TY - CONF

    T1 - A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems

    AU - Lie, D.H.

    AU - Hulstijn, J.

    AU - op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.

    AU - Nijholt, Antinus

    A2 - Moghrabi, C.

    PY - 1998/8

    Y1 - 1998/8

    N2 - Natural language understanding in dialogue systems is taken to consist of two subsequent processes: rewrite and understand. The rewriting proces is a transformational proces in which natural language utterances are mapped via a sequence of context-sensitive string to string transformations onto some semantic normal form. In the understand proces an interpretation of the semantic form is made, with respect to a particular dialogue state. The rewrite proces is completely independent of the state of the dialogue. The transformational approach presented is compared with more traditional grammatical and parsing approaches. The approach is used in a first prototype of a natural language interface for a theatre information and booking system.

    AB - Natural language understanding in dialogue systems is taken to consist of two subsequent processes: rewrite and understand. The rewriting proces is a transformational proces in which natural language utterances are mapped via a sequence of context-sensitive string to string transformations onto some semantic normal form. In the understand proces an interpretation of the semantic form is made, with respect to a particular dialogue state. The rewrite proces is completely independent of the state of the dialogue. The transformational approach presented is compared with more traditional grammatical and parsing approaches. The approach is used in a first prototype of a natural language interface for a theatre information and booking system.

    KW - EWI-9632

    KW - IR-63990

    KW - HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS

    M3 - Paper

    SP - 163

    EP - 168

    ER -

    Lie DH, Moghrabi C, (ed.), Hulstijn J, op den Akker HJA, Nijholt A. A Transformational Approach to NL Understanding in Dialogue Systems. 1998.