An extensible toolkit for computational semantics

Dan Garrette, Ewan Klein

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In this paper we focus on the software for computational semantics provided by the Python-based Natural Language Toolkit (nltk). The semantics modules in nltk are inspired in large part by the approach developed in Blackburn and Bos (2005) (henceforth referred to as B&B). Since Blackburn and Bos have also provided a software suite to accompany their excellent textbook, one might ask what the justification is for the nltk offering, which is similarly slanted towards teaching computational semantics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Semantics
Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-90-74029-34-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameIWCS-8 '09
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics


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