Report Number: CS-TR-73-357
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: A conceptually based sentence paraphraser.
Author: Goldman, Neil M.
Author: Riesbeck, Christopher K.
Date: May 1973
Abstract: This report describes a system of programs which performs natural language processing based on an underlying language free (conceptual) representation of meaning. This system is used to produce sentence paraphrases which demonstrate a form of understanding with respect to a given context. Particular emphasis has been placed on the major subtasks of language analysis (mapping natural language into conceptual structures) and language generation (mapping conceptual structures into natural language), and on the interaction between these processes and a conceptual memory model.