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Prepositional fusion rules

Hunter, A; Summerton, R; (2003) Prepositional fusion rules. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science) , 2711 502 - 514.

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Abstract

In previous papers, we have presented a logic-based framework for merging structured news reports. Structured news reports are XML documents, where the text entries are restricted to individual words or simple phrases, such as names and domain-specific terminology, and numbers and units. We assume structured news reports do not require natural language processing. In this paper, we present prepositional fusion rules as a way of implementing logic-based fusion for structured news reports. Fusion rules are a form of scripting language that define how structured news reports should be merged. The antecedent of a fusion rule is a call to investigate the information in the structured news reports and the background knowledge, and the consequent of a fusion rule is a formula specifying an action to be undertaken to form a merged report. It is expected that a set of fusion rules is defined for any given application. We give the syntax and mode of execution for fusion rules, and explain how the resulting actions give a merged report.

Type:Article
Title:Prepositional fusion rules
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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