By Roland R. Hausser

The excellent of utilizing human language to manage machines calls for a realistic conception of usual language communique that comes with grammatical research of language symptoms, plus a version of the cognitive agent, with interfaces for attractiveness and motion, an inner database, and an set of rules for analyzing content material out and in. This publication deals a sensible framework for theoretical research of common language verbal exchange and for useful purposes of common language processing.

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The language component is traditionally described by the theory of grammar, and includes the subcomponents of the morphology, the lexicon, the syntax, and the semantics. For the purposes of Database Semantics, the language component must not merely analyze the signs as isolated objects, but must provide declarative specifications of the computational procedures which map meanings into surfaces (speaker mode) and surfaces into meanings (hearer mode). The language component, the context component, and the language pragmatics combine into the theory of language.

This analysis is input-equivalent with a natural hearer insofar as it takes a timelinear sequence of unanalyzed surfaces as input and reconstructs the functor–argument structure by means of lexical lookup and syntactic–semantic parsing. The derivation is based on the rules of an LA-grammar which is called LA-hear. The following example shows the rule application of the first composition (explanations in italics). fnc ⎤ noun: Julia verb: know ⎢fnc: ⎥⎢arg: ⎥ ⎣mdr: ⎦⎣mdr: ⎦ prn: 22 prn: proplet level The rule level consists of (i) a rule name, (ii) a pattern for the sentence start, (iii) a pattern for the next word, (iv) a set of operations, and (v) a rule package.

As the speaker’s choice of what to say and how to say it. A conceptualization defined as a time-linear navigation through content makes language production relatively straightforward: If the speaker decides to communicate a navigation to the hearer, the core values of the proplets traversed by the navigation are translated into their language-dependent counterparts and realized as external signs. In addition to this language-dependent lexicalization of the universal navigation, the system must provide language-dependent 1.

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