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Re: Converting a Natural Language Parse Tree to Notation3

From: Tim rdf <timrdf@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:36:15 -0400
Message-ID: <80995bcd0910150836x76518afu485734c818c40006@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Spencer <chrisspen@gmail.com>
Cc: public-cwm-talk@w3.org
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Chris,

Do you have any current non-N3 representations of your example sentence?

I am not familiar with building parse trees, but if you have a current
format I'd be show you a N3-version of it.

Regards,
Tim Lebo

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Chris Spencer <chrisspen@gmail.com> wrote:
> I apologize if this isn't the place for N3 questions, but I can't seem
> to find a dedicated public forum for N3.
>
> Is N3 descriptive enough to represent an arbitrarily complex parse
> tree for a sentence? I've been reading over the spec, but I'm finding
> it a little unintuitive, and most of the examples don't approach the
> complexity of natural language.
>
> I'm curious to see if I can take natural language text, generate a
> parse tree, and convert it into N3, which I can then more easily query
> using a semantic reasoner like CWM.
>
> For example, given the lengthy sentence, "The meeting of the
> shareholders of the company shall be held at a place deemed
> appropriate by a majority vote of the shareholders, to be determined
> no less then a month before the meeting and no more than 6 months
> before the meeting", how would that look in N3?
>
> I think I grasp the "x of y of z" form to look like :z!:y!:x in N3,
> and simple SVO forms to look like ":s :v :o" in N3, but I don't see
> how more complicated nested structures would look. How does N3
> represent prepositions like "at" and "to", nested triples, or logical
> AND and OR statements? Is there an existing namespace for common
> English vocabulary, like "determined", "before", etc?
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>
>
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