Section: Application Domains

Deep Semantic Analysis

Our applicative domains concern natural language processing applications that rely on a deep semantic analysis. For instance, one may cite the following ones:

  • textual entailment and inference,

  • dialogue systems,

  • semantic-oriented query systems,

  • content analysis of unstructured documents,

  • text transformation and automatic summarization,

  • (semi) automatic knowledge acquisition.

It seems clear, nowadays, that the need for semantics is ubiquitous. Nevertheless, according to the present state of the art, there are only a few applications for which a deep semantic analysis results in a real improvement over non semantic-based techniques. This is due to the fact that most current application chains are such that their weakest links are not located at the semantic level.