Text meaning representation as a basis for representation of text interpretation

Stephen Helmreich, David Farwell


Abstract
In this paper we propose a representation for what we have called an interpretation of a text. We base this representation on TMR (Text Meaning Representation), an interlingual representation developed for Machine Translation purposes. A TMR consists of a complex feature-value structure, with the feature names and filler values drawn from an ontology, in this case, ONTOS, developed concurrently with TMR. We suggest on the basis of previous work, that a representation of an interpretation of a text must build on a TMR structure for the text in several ways: (1) by the inclusion of additional required features and feature values (which may themselves be complex feature structures); (2) by pragmatically filling in empty slots in the TMR structure itself; and (3) by supporting the connections between feature values by including, as part of the TMR itself, the chains of inferencing that link various parts of the structure.
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2000.amta-papers.18
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Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Technical Papers
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October 10-14
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2000
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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AMTA
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Springer
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179–188
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