Nabil Abdullah

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Despite their simple syntactic form, adjective-noun combinations seem to have no straightforward semantic method that parallels the simplicity of the syntax. This has led to the conventional belief that adjectives belong to a (semantically motivated) hierarchy. This has the consequence that a uniform treatment of adjectives is unattainable—without resorting(More)
The paper describes a new architecture for accessing hyperlinked speech-accessible knowledge sources that are distributed over the Internet. The architecture, LRRP SpeechWeb, uses Local thin-client application-specific speech Recognition and Remote natural-language query Processing. Users navigate an LRRP SpeechWeb using voice-activated hyperlink commands,(More)
Complex Nominals (CNs) have simple syntactic structure that conceals non-trivial semantic characteristics. While speakers of natural languages combine noun(s)/adjective(s) with a head noun to indicate existing or novel concepts with ease, formalizing such a semantic process, however, has proven to be a daunting task. In this paper, we present a unified(More)
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