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By Gabriel G. Bes, Thierry Guillotin

This booklet provides vital effects from the ESPRIT undertaking 393 "Construction and Interrogation of data Bases utilizing traditional Language textual content and pictures" (ACORD). The undertaking concerned greater than fifty humans overfive years, and integrated business and educational companions from 3 nations. the most results of the venture is a hugely refined human-machine interface permitting the development and interrogation of a typical wisdom base in English, French, and German, utilizing either typical language and pix. bankruptcy 1 offers an outline of the undertaking. Chapters 2-4 improve particular concerns referring to thegrammar types used (functional grammars and unification categorial grammars). bankruptcy five discusses anaphora answer and bankruptcy 6 textual content iteration. bankruptcy 7 explains the mixing of textual content and pics, and bankruptcy eight discusses the information base module. The contributions are theoretically orientated and strongly all in favour of generalization and the underlying history of power extra advancements.

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_) ... }:[verb ... ~/ :([V,.. ] ~ ... j => bc => W) (c) [verb, (i: lex) ... ] The concatenation by FC is allowed (---wI! is compatible with i), the requirement extracted from the verbal valency being that the last left-concatenated contituent with the verb is not a whconstituent. But a concatenation by BC will fail (i does not unify with lex). Thus the examples in (19), among others, are correctly recognised. 3 (a) (b) (c) (d) Jean telephone a la fille. *Te1ephone a. la fille Jean. *Jean a. quelle fille te1ephone ?

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Vl ... ] => fc => Z, [V2 ... ] => bc => W) ( c) ~ ~ - viaFC - via BC [verb. (ImF: {mB) ... ] For example, assume the nominative valency (18a) in the verbal sign telephone Features attribute is as in (l8c), and the lexical sign Jean (18b). (18) (a) (b) Flow of information between "Jean" and "teLephone a la flUe, whose a la flUe" (np:_ :[nom ... ",wIt, i ... j:_) II ~~ C:{(np:_ :[ ... nom or obJ ... VI, V2 ... ]:_) ... }:[verb ... ~/ :([V,.. ] ~ ... j => bc => W) (c) [verb, (i: lex) ... ] The concatenation by FC is allowed (---wI!

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