Learning by Reading: Normalizing complex linguistic structures onto a knowledge representation


Bobrow, D. G.; Condoravdi, C.; Karttunen, L.; Zaenen, A. Learning by reading: normalizing complex linguistic structures onto a knowledge representation. AAAI Symposium 2009: Learning by Reading and Learning to Read; 2009 March 23-25; Stanford, CA.


To make learning by reading easier, one strategy is to map language that is read onto a normalized knowledge representation. The normalization maps alternative expressions of the same content onto essentially identical representations. This brief position paper illustrates the power of this approach in PARCs Bridge system through examples of textual inference.

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