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LINGUISTIC COMPUTATION DIAGRAMS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8542
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8542
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ec Consulting Co
200 - W 14th St/(2e) New York City, NY 10011
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: LINGUISTIC COMPUTATION DIAGRAMS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,781.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSED PROJECT PROVIDES INTEGRATED METHODOLOGY FOR DEVELOPING NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACES (NLIS). USING CURRENT LINGUSTICS (X-BAR THEORY AND AUGMENTED PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS) AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (STRUCTURES, FRAMES AND CONNECTIONS) RESEARCH, IT ENCOMPASSES INNOVATIVE (1) CODELESS-PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENTAL TOOLS FOR BUILDING NLIS, (2) THE OPTION OF PARALLEL PROCESSING FOR EFFICIENT SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION, AND (3) A DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING APPROACH TO ACCURATE DISAMBIGUATION. 1. LINGUISTIC COMPUTATION DIAGRAMS (LCDS) ARE REPRESENTATIONS OF DATA AND CONTROL FLOW WHICH NATURALLY MAINTAIN DATA-TYPING AND FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING DISCIPLINE. SPECIAL DIAGRAM MACROS CALLED STRUCTURE-GATES (ANALOGOUS TO DIGITAL LOGIC CIRCUITS) REPRESENT CONDITIONAL ACTIONS CONNECTING SYNTACTIC AND SEMANTIC STRUCTURE COMPUTATIONS. 2. SPEED OF SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION WOULD BE INCREASED BY PARALLEL COMPUTATION. UNTIL THERE IS A PARALLEL NLI PLUG-IN BOARD, THE DIAGRAM INTERPRETER WILL BE A SERIAL SIMULATION OF THE INTRINSICALLY PARALLEL COMPUTATION REPRESENTED BY AN LCD. 3. ACCURACY OF REAL-TIME SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BENEFIT OF THE PROLOG BASED DECLARATIVE DISAMBIGUATION TECHNIQUE, WHICH ATTEMPTS TO ELIMINATE HYPOTHETICAL INTERPRETATIONS BY SEARCHING IN THE KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURE FOR CONTRADICTIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Ellis d cooper
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ec Consulting Co
200 - W 14th St/(2e) New York City, NY 10011

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No