Argument interpretation using Minimum Message Length

Sarah George, Ingrid Zukerman

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    We describe an argument interpretation mechanism which receives as input a segmented argument composed of Natural Language sentences, and employs the Minimum Message Length Principle to select an interpretation among candidate options. This principle enables our mechanism to cope with noisy input in terms ofwording, beliefs and argument structure.The performance of our system was evaluated by distorting automatically generated arguments, and passing them to the system for interpretation. Our evaluation showed that in most cases, the interpretations produced by the system matched precisely or almost-precisely the representation of the original arguments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAI 2002: Advances in Artificial Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publication15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Canberra, Australia, December 2-6, 2002 Proceedings
    EditorsBob McKay, John Slaney
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3540001972
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventAustralasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2002 - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 2 Dec 20026 Dec 2002
    Conference number: 15th (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferenceAustralasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2002
    Abbreviated titleAI 2002
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