By Ronaldo Martins
This ebook inaugurates a sequence of discussions on what's everlasting within the unique deliberating the UNL - common Networking Language - and the alterations which were brought in the course of its improvement. the aim of the e-book is to focus on the UNL's primary ideas that stay as indispensable as they have been after they have been first formulated numerous years in the past, whereas displaying how their materialization has developed through the years, following the advances in Linguistics, wisdom Engineering and data Sciences. the elemental and unchanged ideas of the UNL are: the belief of a man-made language that's in a position to describe the universe just like any human language; the assumption of a language that, although man made, is made of lexical, grammatical and semantic parts within the comparable manner as any common language; the belief of a language which can characterize details and information independently of typical languages; and, the concept it's a language for machines, and allows human-machine interplay in an clever partnership. For greater than a decade, eminent linguists, IT builders, NLP students labored jointly at the materialization of the "idea" of the UNL. initially, they followed set requisites at the formalism of the UNL that have been by means of them all. As their paintings advanced, they progressively learned the necessity for adjusting a number of the preliminary requisites and for introducing new ones. those standards challenge 3 uncomplicated elements of the UNL linguistic constitution: the "Universal phrases" (UWs) which represent the vocabulary of the UNL; the "Relations" that describe semantic capabilities among UWs; and "Attributes" that describe situations less than which UWs and "Attributes" are used.
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In the UNLwiki, UWs are defined as the words of UNL and they must correspond only to semantic discrete units conveyed by natural language open lexical categories (noun, verb, adjective and adverb). UWs can be interlinked by relations and specified by attributes in a semantic network (UNL-graph). UWs may represent concepts that are believed to be lexicalized in most languages, concepts that are lexicalized only in a few languages, concepts that are lexicalized in one single language and concepts that are not lexicalized in any language.
Because language is a very complex phenomenon, I dare say there are no easier than the problems of the so-called hard sciences. Language Technology as a data intensive field: The data-driven approach LRs were not conceived as an end in themselves but as an essential component to develop robust systems and applications. They were the obvious prerequisite and the critical factor in the emergence and consolidation of the data-driven approach in HLT. Today, we recognise that Language Technology is a data-intensive field and that major breakthroughs have stemmed from a better use of more and more Language Resources.
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