Mental State based dialogue control; pragmatic interpretation; identification of the intentions of the interlocutors; behaviour programming taking into account own and others mental states The last ones are assumed); acting (speech and other acts); partial parsing; implicit information (linguistic knowledge) extraction from corpora.
Concluded in 1999.
Participating entities: Dep. Computer Science FCT/UNL, Univ. Évora.
Funding entity: PRAXIS.
Principal researcher: Gabriel Pereira Lopes.
In 1999, work proceed in the areas: adaptive parsing updating and correcting multi-word and single-word lexical entries information; multi-agent architecture for parsing; statistical extraction of patterns (words, characters, POStags) from large corpora, no matter the language; extraction of verbal subcategorization frames by using statistical methods from automatically POS-tagged large corpora; statistical alignment of parallel corpora and translation equivalents extraction; progress was also achieved in dialogue management — one Ph.D thesis was defended and another is ready for defense. 25 publications. Two new doctors were produced in the framework of this project.