Knowledge acquisition from simplified text

Kevin Livingston*, Christopher K Riesbeck

*Corresponding author for this work

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1 Scopus citations


The problem of entering and integrating new knowledge into a logic-based knowledge base is substantial. Our solution is to provide a natural language interface, which reads simplified English, enabled by a knowledge-based memory-retrieval driven natural language understander. This paper presents a set of tools and interfaces for interacting with such a system, and a discussion of the underlying Reader system, the reading component of the Learning Reader project. The interfaces presented provide direct feedback about what portions of the text are understood, and what interpretations are being produced from it. In addition tools are presented to, among other things, provide example sentences, to facilitate users producing simplified English text suitable for the Reader.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUI 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2007
Event12th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2007Jan 31 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI


Other12th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • DMAP
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Learning reader
  • Natural language understanding
  • Simplified english

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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