Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Cooperative Distributed Processing for Understanding Dialogue Utterances

Akira Shimazu, Kiyoshi Kogure, Mikio Nakano

NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Kanagawa, Japan

This paper proposes a cooperative distributed natural language understanding model that does syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic analyses independently and in parallel, unifying analysis results (logical forms) with those of other processes and complementing each other. The model is capable of analyzing irregular expressions in spontaneous speech and of processing them in real-time. An experimental system that implements this model demonstrates robust analysis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Shimazu, Akira / Kogure, Kiyoshi / Nakano, Mikio (1994): "Cooperative distributed processing for understanding dialogue utterances", In ICSLP-1994, 99-102.