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A Framework for Integrating Relational and Associational Knowledge for Comprehension

  • Lawrence A. Bookman
Part of the The Springer International Series In Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 292)

Abstract

Two important aspects of understanding a text are the ability to skim it, extracting important elements (a coarse-grain view of comprehension), and the ability to read it “deeply” (a fine-grain view of comprehension). A computational analogue that mimics skimming should include a representation of a set of semantic relationships about the text that can be used to summarize it and extract what is important. A computational analogue that supports a deep reading of the text should be able to represent the background details (nonsystematic relationships) associated with the concepts in the text, including the larger frame in which the text concepts are situated.

Keywords

Semantic Memory Semantic Feature Interpretation Graph Economic Outlook Sentence Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence A. Bookman
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems LaboratoriesChelmsford

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