A computational model of language in context and its application to the understanding of Japanese text
Noriko Ito [+]
Toru Sugimoto [+]
Shibaura Institute of Technology
This chapter describes the development of a computational model for a language system, in this case, Japanese which includes context as well as an algorithm for text understanding. This algorithm is based on the WAG systemic parser (O’Donnell, 1994), but is significantly extended to incorporate the results of an existing (non-systemic)parser and machine readable dictionary. This paper is concerned with computational methods for constructing a linguistic database, based on both the Systemic Functional model of language and an algorithm for Japanese text understanding based on the database. By way of explaining the lexicogrammatical and semantic dimensions, the results of analyses of sample texts and relevant system networks in the Wording Base and the Meaning Base are shown.