Irene B. Nirenburg

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While complete understanding of arbitrary input text remains in the future, it is currently possible to construct natural language processing systems that provide a partial understanding of text with limited accuracy. Moreover, such systems can provide cost-effective solutions to commercially-significant business problems. This paper describes one such(More)
Patent claims are the subject of legal protection. They must be formulated according to a set of precise syntactic, lexical and stylistic guidelines. Composing patent claims is a complex task, even for experts. In this paper we report about an tmplemented system for supporting authoring claims for patents describing apparatuses. The system generates claim(More)
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This paper describes a procedure for lexical selection of open-class lexical items in a natural language generation system. An optimum lexical selection module must be able to make realization decisions under varying contextual circumstances. First, it must be able to operate without the influence of context, based on meaning correspondences between(More)
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