Semantic parsing is the task of mapping a natural language sentence into a complete, formal meaning representation. Over the past decade, we have developed a number of machine learning methods for inducing semantic parsers by training on a corpus of sentences paired with their meaning representations in a specified formal language. We have demonstrated these methods on the automated construction of natural-language interfaces to databases and robot command languages. This paper reviews our prior work on this topic and discusses directions for future research.
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In Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference (CICLing 2007), A. Gelbukh (Eds.), pp. 311--324, Mexico City, Mexico, February 2007. Springer: Berlin, Germany. Invited paper.
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Raymond J. Mooney Faculty mooney [at] cs utexas edu