Chapter 1

Word Expert Parsing Revisited in a Cognitive Science Perspective

Geert Adriaens,     Siemens AI Research, Leuven, Belgium

Steven L Small1,     Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester

Publisher Summary

This chapter discusses word expert parsing from the perspective of cognitive science. It additionally describes the general principles, representations and implementation of a computational model of natural language understanding—the Word Expert Parser—that attaches great importance to lexical ambiguity resolution. The chapter also discusses its flaws and merits as a model to understand human language. The greatest flaws are: (1) the absence of an implemented large-scale semantic network, (2) the absence of important ...

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