The KERNEL text understanding system

Martha S. Palmer, Rebecca J. Passonneau, Carl Weir, Tim Finin

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This article describes KERNEL, a text understanding system developed at Paramax Systems Corporation. KERNEL's design is motivated by the need to make complex interactions possible among system modules, and to control the amount of reasoning done by those modules. We will explain how KERNEL's architecture meets these needs, and how the architectures of similar systems compare in achieving the same goal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-68
Number of pages52
JournalArtificial Intelligence
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence


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