Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Language (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781608459896: Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Language (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies)

For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the interpretation of natural language with respect to specific domain knowledge captured in ontologies. The main contribution is an approach that puts ontologies at the center of the interpretation process. This means that ontologies not only provide a formalization of domain knowledge necessary for interpretation but also support and guide the construction of meaning representations.

We start with an introduction to ontologies and demonstrate how linguistic information can be attached to them by means of the ontology lexicon model lemon. These lexica then serve as basis for the automatic generation of grammars, which we use to compositionally construct meaning representations that conform with the vocabulary of an underlying ontology. As a result, the level of representational granularity is not driven by language but by the semantic distinctions made in the underlying ontology and thus by distinctions that are relevant in the context of a particular domain. We highlight some of the challenges involved in the construction of ontology-based meaning representations, and show how ontologies can be exploited for ambiguity resolution and the interpretation of temporal expressions. Finally, we present a question answering system that combines all tools and techniques introduced throughout the book in a real-world application, and sketch how the presented approach can scale to larger, multi-domain scenarios in the context of the Semantic Web.

Table of Contents: List of Figures / Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Ontologies / Linguistic Formalisms / Ontology Lexica / Grammar Generation / Putting Everything Together / Ontological Reasoning for Ambiguity Resolution / Temporal Interpretation / Ontology-Based Interpretation for Question Answering / Conclusion / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Bielefeld University, Germany

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cimiano, Philipp
Published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Philipp Cimiano, Christina Unger, John McCrae
Published by Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the interpretation of natural language with respect to specific domain knowledge captured in ontologies. The main contribution is an approach that puts ontologies at the center of the interpretation process. This means that ontologies not only provide a formalization of domain knowledge necessary for interpretation but also support and guide the construction of meaning representations.We start with an introduction to ontologies and demonstrate how linguistic information can be attached to them by means of the ontology lexicon model lemon. These lexica then serve as basis for the automatic generation of grammars, which we use to compositionally construct meaning representations that conform with the vocabulary of an underlying ontology. As a result, the level of representational granularity is not driven by language but by the semantic distinctions made in the underlying ontology and thus by distinctions that are relevant in the context of a particular domain. We highlight some of the challenges involved in the construction of ontology-based meaning representations, and show how ontologies can be exploited for ambiguity resolution and the interpretation of temporal expressions. Finally, we present a question answering system that combines all tools and techniques introduced throughout the book in a real-world application, and sketch how the presented approach can scale to larger, multi-domain scenarios in the context of the Semantic Web. Bookseller Inventory # TNP9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cimiano, Philipp
Published by Morgan & Claypool 3/1/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan & Claypool 3/1/2014, 2014. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Language. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Philipp Cimiano; Christina Unger; John McCrae
Published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
California Spanish Books
(San francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # I-9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cimiano, Philipp
Published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Philipp Cimiano, Christina Unger, John McCrae
Published by Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the interpretation of natural language with respect to specific domain knowledge captured in ontologies. The main contribution is an approach that puts ontologies at the center of the interpretation process. This means that ontologies not only provide a formalization of domain knowledge necessary for interpretation but also support and guide the construction of meaning representations.We start with an introduction to ontologies and demonstrate how linguistic information can be attached to them by means of the ontology lexicon model lemon. These lexica then serve as basis for the automatic generation of grammars, which we use to compositionally construct meaning representations that conform with the vocabulary of an underlying ontology. As a result, the level of representational granularity is not driven by language but by the semantic distinctions made in the underlying ontology and thus by distinctions that are relevant in the context of a particular domain. We highlight some of the challenges involved in the construction of ontology-based meaning representations, and show how ontologies can be exploited for ambiguity resolution and the interpretation of temporal expressions. Finally, we present a question answering system that combines all tools and techniques introduced throughout the book in a real-world application, and sketch how the presented approach can scale to larger, multi-domain scenarios in the context of the Semantic Web. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cimiano, Philipp
Published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers (2017)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Philipp Cimiano, Christina Unger, John McCrae
Published by Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Claypool Publishers, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the interpretation of natural language with respect to specific domain knowledge captured in ontologies. The main contribution is an approach that puts ontologies at the center of the interpretation process. This means that ontologies not only provide a formalization of domain knowledge necessary for interpretation but also support and guide the construction of meaning representations.We start with an introduction to ontologies and demonstrate how linguistic information can be attached to them by means of the ontology lexicon model lemon. These lexica then serve as basis for the automatic generation of grammars, which we use to compositionally construct meaning representations that conform with the vocabulary of an underlying ontology. As a result, the level of representational granularity is not driven by language but by the semantic distinctions made in the underlying ontology and thus by distinctions that are relevant in the context of a particular domain. We highlight some of the challenges involved in the construction of ontology-based meaning representations, and show how ontologies can be exploited for ambiguity resolution and the interpretation of temporal expressions. Finally, we present a question answering system that combines all tools and techniques introduced throughout the book in a real-world application, and sketch how the presented approach can scale to larger, multi-domain scenarios in the context of the Semantic Web. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Philipp Cimiano
Published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan & Claypool Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 7.4in. x 0.5in.For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the interpretation of natural language with respect to specific domain knowledge captured in ontologies. The main contribution is an approach that puts ontologies at the center of the interpretation process. This means that ontologies not only provide a formalization of domain knowledge necessary for interpretation but also support and guide the construction of meaning representations. We start with an introduction to ontologies and demonstrate how linguistic information can be attached to them by means of the ontology lexicon model lemon. These lexica then serve as basis for the automatic generation of grammars, which we use to compositionally construct meaning representations that conform with the vocabulary of an underlying ontology. As a result, the level of representational granularity is not driven by language but by the semantic distinctions made in the underlying ontology and thus by distinctions that are relevant in the context of a particular domain. We highlight some of the challenges involved in the construction of ontology-based meaning representations, and show how ontologies can be exploited for ambiguity resolution and the interpretation of temporal expressions. Finally, we present a question answering system that combines all tools and techniques introduced throughout the book in a real-world application, and sketch how the presented approach can scale to larger, multi-domain scenarios in the context of the Semantic Web. Table of Contents: List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Ontologies Linguistic Formalisms Ontology Lexica Grammar Generation Putting Everything Together Ontological Reasoning for Ambiguity Resolution Temporal Interpretation Ontology-Based Interpretation for Question Answering Conclusion Bibliography Authors Biographies This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cimiano, Philipp; Unger, Christina; McCrae, John
Published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN 10: 1608459896 ISBN 13: 9781608459896
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan & Claypool Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1608459896 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781608459896

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book