Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

System Integrating Connectionist and Ibolic Approaches for Spoken Language Understanding

Ying Cheng (1,2), Paul Fortier (2), Yves Normandin (1)

(1) CRIM, Suit 800, Montreal Quebec, Canada
(2) Department of Electrical Engineering, Laval University

In this paper, we describe a system which integrates connectionist and symbolic approaches (SICSA) for spoken language understanding. This system combines two connectionist parsers with a rule-based parser. The design of SICSA emphasizes portability issues within the domain of database interrogation. In SICSA, the meaning of a sentence is translated into a pragmatic representation which usually has two components: the first specifies the types of informations that must be presented to the user; the other specifies the constraints. SICSA is currently applied to the ATIS (Air Travel Information System) task?. Keywords: connectionist network, parser, natural language understanding.

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Bibliographic reference.  Cheng, Ying / Fortier, Paul / Normandin, Yves (1994): "System integrating connectionist and ibolic approaches for spoken language understanding", In ICSLP-1994, 1511-1514.