By Gabriel G. Bes, Thierry Guillotin
This ebook offers vital effects from the ESPRIT venture 393 "Construction and Interrogation of data Bases utilizing typical Language textual content and photographs" (ACORD). The undertaking concerned greater than fifty humans overfive years, and incorporated commercial and educational companions from 3 international locations. the most results of the venture is a hugely refined human-machine interface permitting the development and interrogation of a standard wisdom base in English, French, and German, utilizing either normal language and photographs. bankruptcy 1 provides an assessment of the undertaking. Chapters 2-4 improve particular matters relating thegrammar types used (functional grammars and unification categorial grammars). bankruptcy five discusses anaphora answer and bankruptcy 6 textual content iteration. bankruptcy 7 explains the combination of textual content and photographs, and bankruptcy eight discusses the data base module. The contributions are theoretically orientated and strongly occupied with generalization and the underlying history of capability extra advancements.
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A Natural language and graphics interface : results and perspectives from the ACORD project by Gabriel G. Bes, Thierry Guillotin