Inference In Text Understanding

  title={Inference In Text Understanding},
  author={Peter Norvig},
  booktitle={AAAI Spring Symposium: Machine Reading},
  • Peter Norvig
  • Published 1987 in AAAI Spring Symposium: Machine Reading
The problem of deciding what was implied by a written text, of “reading between the lines’ ’ is the problem of inference. To extract proper inferences from a text requires a great deal of general knowledge on the part of the reader. Past approaches have often postulated an algorithm tuned to process a particular kind of knowledge structure (such as a script, or a plan). An alternative, unified approach is proposed. The algorithm recognizes six very general classes of inference, classes that are… CONTINUE READING
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