8. Semantics and Logical Form - basic encoding ambiguity
logical form language, verbs and states in logical form, defining
semantic structure and model theory.
9. Linking Syntax and Semantics - A simple grammar
and lexicon with semantic interpretation, prepositional and verb
phrases, semantic roles, handling simple questions, feature unification
and generating sentences from logical form.
10. Ambiguity Resolution - Restrictions, semantic
filtering and networks, statistical word sense disambiguation, statistical
11. Other Strategies for Semantic Interpretation -
Grammatical relations, semantic grammars, template matching and
semantically-directed parsing techniques.
12. Scoping and the Interpretation of Noun Phrases
- Definite descriptions and scoping methods during parsing, co-reference
and binding constraints, adjective phrases, relational nouns and
nominalizations and other problems in semantics.
13. Knowledge Representations and Reasoning - First-Order
Predicate Calculus (FOPC), frames: stereotypical information, handling
natural language quantification, procedural semantics, answering
question and hybrid knowledge representations.
14. Local Discourse Context and Reference - Anaphora
based on history lists, pronouns and centering, definite descriptions,
definite reference and sets, ellipsis and surface anaphora.
15. Using World Knowledge - Establishing coherence,
matching against expectations, action and casualty, scripts: understanding
stereotypical situations, using hierarchical plans, action-effect-based
reasoning and knowledge about rational behavior.
16. Discourse Structure - Segmentation and cue phrases,
relating discourse structure and inference, discourse structure,
tense, aspect and managing the attention stack.
17. Defining a Conversational Agent - language as
multi-agent activity, representing cognitive state,
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