The Core Language Engine presents the theoretical and engineering advances embodied in one of the most comprehensive natural language processing systems designed to date. Recent research results from different areas of computational linguistics are integrated into a single elegant design with potential for application to tasks ranging from machine translation to information system interfaces.
Bridging the gap between theoretical and implementation oriented literature, The Core Language Engine describes novel analyses and techniques developed by the contributors at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre. It spans topics that include a wide-coverage unification grammar for English syntax and semantics, context-dependent and contextually disambiguated logical form representations, interactive translation, efficient algorithms for parsing and generation, and mechanisms for quantifier scoping, reference resolution, and lexical acquisition.
Introduction to the CLE • Logical Forms • Categories and Rules • Unification Based Syntactic Analysis • Semantic Rules for English • Lexical Analysis • Syntactic and Semantic Processing • Quantifier Scopin • Sortal Restrictions • Resolving Quasi Logical Forms • Lexical Acquisition • The CLE in Application Development • Ellipsis, Comparatives, and Generation • Swedish-English QLF Translation