This is an excerpt from my master thesis titled: "Semi-supervised morphological reinflection using rectified random variables" Languages use suffixes and prefixes to convey context, stress, intonation, and grammatical meaning (like subject-verb agreement). Such suffixes and prefixes form a more general class of entities which are the meaningful sub-parts of a word; these are called as morphemes. A language's morphology refers to the rules and processes through which morphemes are combined; this allows a word to express its syntactic categories and semantic meaning. For example, in English, a verb can have three tenses: past, present, and future. These are the inflected forms' of the verb.
Part-of-speech tagging is used to assign parts of speech to each word of a given text (such as nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, conjunction, adjectives, interjection) based on its definition and its context. Parts of Speech tagging can be done in spaCy using a token attribute class. Please check for more details here. The above output shows the parts of speech for all the words with complete descriptive details using spacy.explain.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the area of research in Artificial Intelligence focused on processing and using Text and Speech data to create smart machines and create insights. One of nowadays most interesting NLP application is creating machines able to discuss with humans about complex topics. IBM Project Debater represents so far one of the most successful approaches in this area. All of these preprocessing techniques can be easily applied to different types of texts using standard Python NLP libraries such as NLTK and Spacy. Additionally, in order to extrapolate the language syntax and structure of our text, we can make use of techniques such as Parts of Speech (POS) Tagging and Shallow Parsing (Figure 1).
Natural language processing, or NLP, is a subfield of linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human language, with particular emphasis on how to program computers to process and analyse large amounts of natural language data. One crucial point about NLP is the fact that the text is bundled up in objects that must be converted to numeric representation before the CPU can do anything with it. In fact, the decimal numbers we see on the computer screen must also be converted to a base two number system comprised of ones and zeros before the computer can use it because the device is designed to utilise binary logic at the heart of its processing unit. NLP has many applications that help us in our modern lives. Sentiment analysis is able to recognise subtle nuances in emotion and opinion, and determine whether they are positive or negative.
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Understanding the meaning of a text is a fundamental challenge of natural language understanding (NLU) and from its early days, it has received significant attention through question answering (QA) tasks. We introduce a general semantics-based framework for natural language QA and also describe the SQuARE system, an application of this framework. The framework is based on the denotational semantics approach widely used in programming language research. In our framework, valuation function maps syntax tree of the text to its commonsense meaning represented using basic knowledge primitives (the semantic algebra) coded using answer set programming (ASP). We illustrate an application of this framework by using VerbNet primitives as our semantic algebra and a novel algorithm based on partial tree matching that generates an answer set program that represents the knowledge in the text. A question posed against that text is converted into an ASP query using the same framework and executed using the s(CASP) goal-directed ASP system. Our approach is based purely on (commonsense) reasoning. SQuARE achieves 100% accuracy on all the five datasets of bAbI QA tasks that we have tested. The significance of our work is that, unlike other machine learning based approaches, ours is based on "understanding" the text and does not require any training. SQuARE can also generate an explanation for an answer while maintaining high accuracy.
Proof by induction is a long-standing challenge in Computer Science. Induction tactics of proof assistants facilitate proof by induction, but rely on humans to manually specify how to apply induction. In this paper, we present SeLFiE, a domain-specific language to encode experienced users' expertise on how to apply the induct tactic in Isabelle/HOL: when we apply an induction heuristic written in SeLFiE to an inductive problem and arguments to the induct tactic, the SeLFiE interpreter examines both the syntactic structure of the problem and semantics of the relevant constants to judge whether the arguments to the induct tactic are plausible according to the heuristic. Then, we present semantic_induct, an automatic tool to recommend how to apply the induct tactic. Given an inductive problem, semantic_induct produces candidate arguments to the induct tactic and selects promising ones using heuristics written in SeLFiE. Our evaluation based on 254 inductive problems from nine problem domains show that semantic_induct achieved 15.7 percentage points of improvements in coincidence rates for the three most promising recommendations while achieving 43% of reduction in the median value for the execution time when compared to an existing tool, smart_induct.
We propose Grounded Adaptation for Zero-shot Executable Semantic Parsing (GAZP) to adapt an existing semantic parser to new environments (e.g. new database schemas). GAZP combines a forward semantic parser with a backward utterance generator to synthesize data (e.g. utterances and SQL queries) in the new environment, then selects cycle-consistent examples to adapt the parser. Unlike data-augmentation, which typically synthesizes unverified examples in the training environment, GAZP synthesizes examples in the new environment whose input-output consistency are verified. On the Spider, Sparc, and CoSQL zero-shot semantic parsing tasks, GAZP improves logical form and execution accuracy of the baseline parser. Our analyses show that GAZP outperforms data-augmentation in the training environment, performance increases with the amount of GAZP-synthesized data, and cycle-consistency is central to successful adaptation.
Knowledgebase question answering systems are heavily dependent on relation extraction and linking modules. However, the task of extracting and linking relations from text to knowledgebases faces two primary challenges; the ambiguity of natural language and lack of training data. To overcome these challenges, we present SLING, a relation linking framework which leverages semantic parsing using Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) and distant supervision. SLING integrates multiple relation linking approaches that capture complementary signals such as linguistic cues, rich semantic representation, and information from the knowledgebase. The experiments on relation linking using three KBQA datasets; QALD-7, QALD-9, and LC-QuAD 1.0 demonstrate that the proposed approach achieves state-of-the-art performance on all benchmarks.