A Natural Logic for Natural-Language Knowledge Bases

Troels Andreasen, Henrik Bulskov Styltsvig, Per Anker Jensen, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson

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We describe a natural logic for computational reasoning with a regimented
fragment of natural language. The natural logic comes with intuitive
inference rules enabling deductions and with an internal graph representation
facilitating conceptual path finding between pairs of terms as an approach
to semantic querying. Our core natural logic proposal covers formal
ontologies and generative extensions thereof. It further provides means of
expressing general relationships between classes in an application. We discuss
extensions of the core natural logic with various conservative as well
as non-conservative constructs in order to approach scientific use of natural
language. Finally, we outline a prototype system addressing life science for
the natural logic knowledge base setup being under continuous development.
TitelPartiality and Underspecification in Information, Languages, and Knowledge
RedaktørerHenning Christiansen, M. Dolores Jiménez López, Roussanka Loukanova, Larry Moss
Antal sider26
UdgivelsesstedNewcastle upon Tyne
ForlagCambridge Scholars Publishing
Publikationsdato1 sep. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4438-7947-7
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2017

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