Bidirectional Linguistic Deduction (BiLD)

Most large natural-language systems with both analysis and generation capabilities make use of different processing components for the two directions. However, there are strong arguments for adopting uniform, bidirectional processing.

In BiLD, a project within the Sonderforschungsbereich 314 "Artificial Intelligence", the optimal realization of generation and parsing of natural language within a uniform deduction system is investigated. To this end, the final results of semantic and graphemic (phonetic) form are encoded in the same representation languageŠan augmented feature-unification formalism. The application of methods from theorem proving is investigated. The most important research results and methods of the project are:

There is close cooperation with NLP projects at the DFKI and with automated deduction projects in the Sonderforschungsbereich 314.