Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25114
Title: The VERBMOBIL domain model version 1.0
Author(s): Quantz, J. Joachim
Gehrke, Manfred
Küssner, Uwe
Schmitz, Birte
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1994
OPUS Source: Saarbrücken, 1994
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: This report describes the domain model used in the German Machine Translation project VERBMOBIL. In order make the design principles underlying the modeling explicit, we begin with a brief sketch of the VERBMOBIL demonstrator architecture from the perspective of the domain model. We then present some rather general considerations on the nature of domain modeling and its relationship to semantics. We claim that the semantic information contained in the model mainly serves two tasks. For one thing, it provides the basis for a conceptual transfer from German to English; on the other hand, it provides information needed for disambiguation. We argue that these tasks pose different requirements, and that domain modeling in general is highly task-dependent. A brief overview of domain models or ontologies used in existing NLP systems confirms this position. We finally describe the different parts of the domain model, explain our design decisions, and present examples of how the information contained in the model can be actually used in the VERBMOBIL demonstrator. In doing so, we also point out the main functionality of FLEX, the Description Logic system used for the modeling.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-40602
Series name: Vm-Report / Verbmobil, Verbundvorhaben, [Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz]
Series volume: 29
Date of registration: 29-Jul-2011
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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