SCS Undergraduate Thesis Topics

Jiquan Ngiam Scott Fahlman Natural Language Processing with Knowledge

This project examines the problem of extracting structured knowledge from unstructured free text. The extraction process is modeled after construction grammars, essentially providing a means of putting together form and meaning. The knowledge base is not simply treated as a destination, but also an important partner in the extraction process. In particular, the ideas are implemented as a module closely tied to the Scone Knowledge Base system. I demonstrate that with a reasonable knowledge base and general construction rules, one can easily extract structured knowledge. This project also explores partial matching, word sense disambiguation and generalization in the context of constructions.

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