First European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Paris, France
September 27-29, 1989

Processing Non-Expected Language

J. B. Berthelin, J. P. Fournier, B. Grau


We define non-expected language as the set of words and phrases which do not match exactly the syntactic, lexical and conversational expectations of a natural language processing system. We consider three different kinds of mistakes and mismatches: - lexical mistakes: misspellt or unknown words, - syntactic mistakes: phrases which are either misconstructed or not described by the grammar, - semantic or pragmatic mistakes: sentences which are either difficultly understood or in contradiction with the system's knowledge. This processing of non-expected language will be applied to intelligent word processing and conversational access to knowledge base.

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Bibliographic reference.  Berthelin, J. B. / Fournier, J. P. / Grau, B. (1989): "Processing non-expected language", In EUROSPEECH-1989, 1550-1552.