Sergei Nirenburg

Also published as: S. Nirenburg, Sergei Nirenberg


2017

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Fast Forward Through Opportunistic Incremental Meaning Representation Construction
Petr Babkin | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of ACL 2017, Student Research Workshop

2016

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Extra-Specific Multiword Expressions for Language-Endowed Intelligent Agents
Marjorie McShane | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Workshop on Grammar and Lexicon: interactions and interfaces (GramLex)

Language-endowed intelligent agents benefit from leveraging lexical knowledge falling at different points along a spectrum of compositionality. This means that robust computational lexicons should include not only the compositional expectations of argument-taking words, but also non-compositional collocations (idioms), semi-compositional collocations that might be difficult for an agent to interpret (e.g., standard metaphors), and even collocations that could be compositionally analyzed but are so frequently encountered that recording their meaning increases the efficiency of interpretation. In this paper we argue that yet another type of string-to-meaning mapping can also be useful to intelligent agents: remembered semantic analyses of actual text inputs. These can be viewed as super-specific multi-word expressions whose recorded interpretations mimic a person’s memories of knowledge previously learned from language input. These differ from typical annotated corpora in two ways. First, they provide a full, context-sensitive semantic interpretation rather than select features. Second, they are are formulated in the ontologically-grounded metalanguage used in a particular agent environment, meaning that the interpretations contribute to the dynamically evolving cognitive capabilites of agents configured in that environment.

2008

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Language Understanding in Maryland Virtual Patient
Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Marjorie McShane | Bruce Jarrell | George Fantry
Coling 2008: Proceedings of the workshop on Speech Processing for Safety Critical Translation and Pervasive Applications

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The Idiom–Reference Connection
Marjorie McShane | Sergei Nirenburg
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

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Resolving Paraphrases to Support Modeling Language Perception in an Intelligent Agent
Sergei Nirenburg | Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

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Baseline Evaluation of WSD and Semantic Dependency in OntoSem
Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Marjorie McShane
Semantics in Text Processing. STEP 2008 Conference Proceedings

2005

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Document Authoring the Bible for Minority Language Translation
Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg | Marjorie McShane | Tod Allman
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit X: Papers

This paper describes one approach to document authoring and natural language generation being pursued by the Summer Institute of Linguistics in cooperation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. We will describe the tools provided for document authoring, including a glimpse at the underlying controlled language and the semantic representation of the textual meaning. We will also introduce The Bible Translator’s Assistant© (TBTA), which is used to elicit and enter target language data as well as perform the actual text generation process. We conclude with a discussion of the usefulness of this paradigm from a Bible translation perspective and suggest several ways in which this work will benefit the field of computational linguistics.

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Semantically Rich Human-Aided Machine Annotation
Marjorie McShane | Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Thomas O’Hara
Proceedings of the Workshop on Frontiers in Corpus Annotations II: Pie in the Sky

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Increasing Understanding: Interpreting Events of Change
Sergei Nirenburg | Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale
Proceedings of OntoLex 2005 - Ontologies and Lexical Resources

2004

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OntoSem and SIMPLE: Two multi-lingual world views
Marjorie McShane | Margalit Zabludowski | Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

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Evaluating the performance of the OntoSem semantic analyzer
Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Marjorie McShane
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

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Question answering using ontological semantics
Stephen Beale | Benoit Lavoie | Marjorie McShane | Sergei Nirenburg | Tanya Korelsky
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation

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OntoSem Methods for Processing Semantic Ellipsis
Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Computational Lexical Semantics Workshop at HLT-NAACL 2004

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The Rationale for Building an Ontology Expressly for NLP
Sergei Nirenburg | Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

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Some Meaning Procedures of Ontological Semantics
Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

2003

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Operative strategies in ontological semantics
Sergei Nirenburg | Marjorie McShane | Stephen Beale
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Text Meaning

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The genesis of a script for bankruptcy in ontological semantics
Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg | Christian F. Hempelmann | Inna Nirenburg | Katrina E. Triezenberg
Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 Workshop on Text Meaning

2002

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New Developments in Ontological Semantics
Antonio Moreno Ortiz | Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)

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Why NLP Should Move into IAS
Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg | Mikhail J. Atallah | Christian F. Hempelmann | Katrina E. Triezenberg
COLING-02: A Roadmap for Computational Linguistics

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Two experiments in situated MT
Jim Cowie | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages: Papers

2001

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Bootstrapping Morphological Analyzers by Combining Human Elicitation and Machine Learning
Kemal Oflazer | Sergei Nirenberg | Marjorie McShane
Computational Linguistics, Volume 27, Number 1, March 2001

2000

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Towards A Universal Tool For NLP Resource Acquisition
Svetlana Sheremetyeva | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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The Week at a Glance - Cross-language Cross-document Information Extraction and Translation
Jim Cowie | Yevgeny Ludovik | Hugo Molina-Salgado | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 2000 Volume 2: The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Acquisition of a Language Computational Model for NLP
Svetlana Sheremetyeva | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 2000 Volume 2: The 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Ontological semantics
Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Tutorial Descriptions

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Generating personal profiles
Jim Cowie | Sergei Nirenburg | Hugo Molina-Salgado
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Translation and Multilingual Applications in the new Millennium: MT 2000

1999

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Practical Bootstrapping of Morphological Analyzers
Kemal Oflazer | Sergei Nirenburg
EACL 1999: CoNLL-99 Computational Natural Language Learning

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Interactive MT as support for non-native language authoring
Svetlana Sheremetyeva | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit VII

The paper describes an approach to developing an interactive MT system for translating technical texts on the example of translating patent claims between Russian and English. The approach conforms to the human-aided machine translation paradigm. The system is meant for a source language (SL) speaker who does not know the target language (TL). It consists of i) an analysis module which includes a submodule of interactive syntactic analysis of SL text and a submodule of fully automated morphological analysis, ii) an automatic module for transferring the lexical and partially syntactic content of SL text into a similar content of the TL text and iii) a fully automated TL text generation module which relies on knowledge about the legal format of TL patent claims. An interactive analysis module guides the user through a sequence of SL analysis procedures, as a result of which the system produces a set of internal knowledge structures which serve as input to the TL text generation. Both analysis and generation rely heavily on the analysis of the sublanguage of patent claims. The model has been developed for English and Russian as both SLs and TLs but is readily extensible to other languages.

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Using a target language model for domain independent lexical disambiguation
Jim Cowie | Yevgeny Ludovik | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit VII

In this paper we describe a lexical disambiguation algorithm based on a statistical language model we call maximum likelihood disambiguation. The maximum likelihood method depends solely on the target language. The model was trained on a corpus of American English newspaper texts. Its performance was tested using output from a transfer based translation system between Turkish and English. The method is source language independent, and can be used for systems translating from any language into English.

1998

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Universal Grammar and Lexis for Quick Ramp-Up of MT Systems
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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The Computational Lexical Semantics of Syntagmatic Relations
Evelyne Viegas | Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 1998 Volume 2: The 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Universal Grammar and Lexis for Quick Ramp-Up of MT Systems
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2

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The Computational Lexical Semantics of Syntagmatic Expressions
Evelyne Viegas | Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg
36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 17th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Volume 2

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Lexical Acquisition with WordNet and the Mikrokosmos Ontology
Tom O’Hara | Kavi Mahesh | Sergei Nirenburg
Usage of WordNet in Natural Language Processing Systems

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De-Constraining Text Generation
Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg | Evelyne Viegas | Leo Wanner
Natural Language Generation

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Ontological semantics for knowledge-based MT
Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas: Tutorial Descriptions

1997

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If you have it, flaunt it: using full ontological knowledge for word sense disambiguation
Kavi Mahesh | Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale
Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

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Word sense disambiguation: why statistics when we have these numbers?
Kavi Mahesh | Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Evelyne Viegas | Victor Raskin | Boyan Onyshkevych
Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1996

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From Submit to Submitted via Submission: On Lexical Rules in Large-Scale Lexicon Acquisition
Evelyne Viegas | Boyan Onyshkevych | Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg
34th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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Lexical Rules for Deverbal Adjectives
Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg
Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons

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Generating Patent Claims from Interactive Input
Svetlana Sheremetyeva | Sergei Nirenburg | Irene Nirenburg
Eighth International Natural Language Generation Workshop

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PICARD: The Next Generator
Stephen Beale | Sergei Nirenburg
Eighth International Natural Language Generation Workshop (Posters and Demonstrations)

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Two principles and six techniques for rapid MT development
Sergei Nirenburg | Stephen Beale | Stephen Helmreich | Kavi Mahesh | Evelyne Viegas | Rémi Zajac
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Panel: The limits of automation: optimists vs skeptics.
Eduard Hovy | Ken Church | Denis Gachot | Marge Leon | Alan Melby | Sergei Nirenburg | Yorick Wilks
Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Measuring Semantic Coverage
Sergei Nirenburg | Kavi Mahesh | Stephen Beale
COLING 1996 Volume 1: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Adjectival Modification in Text Meaning Representation
Victor Raskin | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 1996 Volume 2: The 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1995

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Apologiae Ontologiae
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin | Boyan Onyshkevych
Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1994

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Three Heads are Better than One
Robert Frederking | Sergei Nirenburg
Fourth Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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Two Types of Adaptive MT Environments
Sergei Nirenburg | Robert Frederking | David Farwell | Yorick Wilks
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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The Correct Place of Lexical Semantics in Interlingual MT
Lori Levin | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Integrating Translations from Multiple Sources within the PANGLOSS Mark III Machine Translation System
Robert Frederking | Sergei Nirenburg | David Farwell | Steven Helmreich | Eduard Hovy | Kevin Knight | Stephen Beale | Constantino Domashnev | Donalee Attardo | Dean Grannes | Ralf Brown
Proceedings of the First Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Is MT Research Doing Any Good?
Kenneth Church | Bonnie Dorr | Eduard Hovy | Sergei Nirenburg | Bernard Scott | Virginia Teller
Proceedings of the First Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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PANGLOSS
Jaime Carbonell | David Farwell | Robert Frederking | Steven Helmreich | Eduard Hovy | Kevin Knight | Lori Levin | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the First Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas

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Toward Multi-Engine Machine Translation
Sergei Nirenburg | Robert Frederking
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

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Pangloss: A Machine Translation Project
Sergei Nirenburg
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 8-11, 1994

1993

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An MAT Tool and Its Effectiveness
Robert Frederking | Dean Grannes | Peter Cousseau | Sergei Nirenburg
Human Language Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Plainsboro, New Jersey, March 21-24, 1993

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The PANGLOSS MARK I MAT system
Robert Frederking | Ariel Cohen | Dean Grannes | Peter Cousseau | Sergei Nirenburg
Sixth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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A Direction of MT Development
Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IV

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Two Approaches to Matching in Example-Based Machine Translation
Sergei Nirenburg | Constantine Domashnev | Dean J. Grannes
Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1992

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Approximating an Interlingua in a Principled Way
Eduard Hovy | Sergei Nirenburg
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York, February 23-26, 1992

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Practical World Modeling for NLP Applications
Lynn Carlson | Sergei Nirenburg
Third Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

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Multi-Purpose Development and Operation Environments for Natural Language Applications
Sergei Nirenburg | Peter Shell | Ariel Cohen | Peter Cousseau | Dean Grannes | Chris McNeilly
Third Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing

1991

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Syntax-Driven and Ontology-Driven Lexical Semantics
Sergei Nirenburg | Lori Levin
Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation

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Where Do Translators Fit Into MT?
Alex Gross | Claude Bedard | Harald Hille | Martin Kay | Frederick Klein | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit III: Panels

1990

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Meaning Representation and Text Planning
Christine Defrise | Sergei Nirenburg
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Machine Translation Again?
Yorick Wilks | Jaime Carbonell | David Farwell | Eduard Hovy | Sergei Nirenburg
Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania, June 24-27,1990

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Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation
Kathleen R. McKeown | Johanna D. Moore | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation

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Speaker Attitudes in Text Planning
Christine Defrise | Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Natural Language Generation

1989

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KBMT-89 - A knowledge-based MT project at Carnegie Mellon University
Sergei Nirenburg
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit II

1988

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A Framework for Lexical Selection in Natural Language Generation
Sergei Nirenburg | Irene Nirenburg
Coling Budapest 1988 Volume 2: International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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Lexical realization in natural language generation
Sergei Nirenburg | Rita McCardell | Eric Nyberg | Scott Huffman | Edward Kernschaft | Irene Nirenburg
Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1987

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Lexical Selection in the Process of Language Generation
James Pustejovsky | Sergei Nirenburg
25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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The Subworld Concept Lexicon and the Lexicon Management System
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin
Computational Linguistics, Formerly the American Journal of Computational Linguistics, Volume 13, Numbers 3-4, July-December 1987

1986

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Discourse and Cohesion in Expository Text
Allen B. Tucker | Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin
Coling 1986 Volume 1: The 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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A Metric for Computational Analysis of Meaning: Toward an Applied Theory of Linguistic Semantics
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin
Coling 1986 Volume 1: The 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

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On Knowledge-Based Machine Translation
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin | Allen Tucker
Coling 1986 Volume 1: The 11th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1985

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Interlingua Design for translator
Sergei Nirenburg | Victor Raskin | Allen B. Tucker
Proceedings of the first Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation of Natural Languages

1984

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Interruptable Transition Networks
Sergei Nirenburg
10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

1982

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The Locality Phenomenon and Parallel Processing of Natural Language
E. L. Lozinskii | S. Nirenburg
Coling 1982 Abstracts: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Linguistics Abstracts