Requirements-Driven Automatic Configuration of Natural Language Applications

Dan Cristea, Corina Forăscu, Ionuţ Pistol

Abstract

The paper proposes a model for dynamical building of architectures intended to process natural language. The representation that stays at the base of the model is a hierarchy of XML annotation schemas in which the parent-child links are defined by subsumption relations. We show how the hierarchy may be augmented with processing power by marking the edges with names of processors, each realising an elementary NL processing step, able to transform the annotation corresponding to the parent node onto that corresponding to the child node. The paper describes a navigation algorithm in the hierarchy, which computes paths linking a start node to a destination node, and which automatically configures architectures of serial and parallel combinations of processors.

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in Harvard Style

Cristea D., Forăscu C. and Pistol I. (2006). Requirements-Driven Automatic Configuration of Natural Language Applications . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-50-4, pages 47-56. DOI: 10.5220/0002481200470056


in Bibtex Style

@conference{nlucs06,
author={Dan Cristea and Corina Forăscu and Ionuţ Pistol},
title={Requirements-Driven Automatic Configuration of Natural Language Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={47-56},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002481200470056},
isbn={978-972-8865-50-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLUCS, (ICEIS 2006)
TI - Requirements-Driven Automatic Configuration of Natural Language Applications
SN - 978-972-8865-50-4
AU - Cristea D.
AU - Forăscu C.
AU - Pistol I.
PY - 2006
SP - 47
EP - 56
DO - 10.5220/0002481200470056