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DISCO - An HPSG-Based NLP System and its Application for Appointment Scheduling

Hans Uszkoreit; Rolf Backofen; Stephan Busemann; Abdel Kader Diagne; Elizabeth Hinkelman; Walter Kasper; Bernd Kiefer; Hans-Ulrich Krieger; Klaus Netter; Günter Neumann; Stephan Oepen; Stephen P. Spackman
In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-94), August 5-9, Kyoto, Japan, Pages 436-440, Vol. 1, 1994.


The natural language system DISCO is described. It combines - a powerful and flexible grammar development system - linguistic competence for German including morphology, syntax and semantics - new methods for linguistic performance modelling on the basis of high-level competence grammars - new methods for modelling multi-agent dialogue competence - an interesting sample application for appointment scheduling and calendar management

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