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An Anytime Algorithm for Interpreting Arguments

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An Anytime Algorithm for Interpreting Arguments
Abstract. The problem of interpreting Natural Language (NL) discourse is generally of exponential complexity. However, since interactions with users must be conducted in real time, an exhaustive search is not a practical option. In this paper, we present an anytime algorithm that generates “good enough” interpretations of probabilistic NL arguments in the context of a Bayesian network (BN). These interpretations consist of: BN nodes that match the sentences in a given argument, assumptions that justify the beliefs in the argument, and a reasoning structure that adds detail to the argument. We evaluated our algorithm using automatically generated arguments and hand-generated arguments. In both cases, our algorithm generated good interpretations (and often the best interpretation) in real time.
Sarah George, Ingrid Zukerman, Michael Niemann
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where PRICAI
Authors Sarah George, Ingrid Zukerman, Michael Niemann
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