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MOTIVATING A LINGUISTICALLY ORIENTATED MODEL FOR A CONVERSATIONAL SOFTWARE AGENT

Panesar, Kulvinder (2018) MOTIVATING A LINGUISTICALLY ORIENTATED MODEL FOR A CONVERSATIONAL SOFTWARE AGENT. In: 7th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation, 4-6 July 2018, ITB (Institute of Technology Blanchardtown), Dublin. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper proposes a linguistically orientated model of a conversational software agent (CSA) (Panesar, 2017) framework sensitive to natural language processing (NLP) concepts and the levels of adequacy of a functional linguistic theory. We discuss the relationship between natural language processing and knowledge representation (KR), and connect this with the goals of a linguistic theory (Van Valin and LaPolla, 1997), in particular Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) (Van Valin Jr, 2005a). We discuss the advantages of RRG and fitness-for-purpose for computational implementation and its level of computational adequacy (Nolan, 2004). We propose a design of a computational model of the linking algorithm that utilises a speech act construction as a grammatical object (Nolan, 2014a, Nolan, 2014b) and the sub-model of belief-desire and intentions (BDI) (Rao and Georgeff, 1995). This model has been successfully implemented in software (Panesar, 2017, Pokahr et al., 2014), using conceptual graphs, and resource description framework (RDF), and we highlight some implementation issues that arose at the interface between language and knowledge representation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
School/Department: School of Art, Design & Computer Science
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3407

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