From specialized syntax to general logic: The case of comparatives

Ruiting Lian, Rodas Solomon, Amen Belayneh, Ben Goertzel, Gino Tu Yu, Changle Zhou

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General-purpose reasoning based on knowledge encoded in natural language, requires mapping this knowledge out of its syntax-dependent form into a more general representation that can be more flexibly applied and manipulated. We have created a system that accomplishes this in a variety of cases via mapping English syntactic expressions into predicate and term logic expressions, which can then be cognitively manipulated by tools such as a probabilistic logic engine, an information-theoretic pattern miner and others. Here we illustrate the functionality of this system in the particular case of comparative constructions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial General Intelligence - 8th International Conference, AGI 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319213644
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event8th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 22 Jul 201525 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, AGI 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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