Natural language processing

Ralph Grishman

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Natural language processing has two primary roles to play in the storage and retrieval of large bodies of information: providing a friendly, easily‐learned interface to information retrieval systems, and automatically structuring texts so that their information can be more easily processed and retrieved. This article outlines the organization of a natural language interface for data retrieval (a “question—answering system”) and some of the approaches being taken to text structuring. It closes by describing a few of the research issues in computational linguistics and a possibility for using interactive natural language processing for information acquisition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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