Representing Complex Events Simply

Lebowitz, Michael

Complex events can often be treated as single units for purposes of cognitive processing. This paper presents a scheme for representing events that was used in the creation of the program IPP (the Integrated Partial Parser). This scheme, in effect, consists of rules for the creation of a set of primitive-like elements for a given domain. The specific structures needed to represent events in one domain, news stories about international terrorism, are presented.


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Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-014-81
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October 18, 2011