Dr W K (Albert)Yeap
Director of AI Laboratory, Department of Computer Science

A new computational theory of natural languages and some new applications

Abstract: In the past six years, I have been working on a new computational theory to explain how humans understand natural language. During my sabbatical leave last year, I presented my ideas to various language researchers at different laboratories around the world. These groups include that of Professor Yorick Wilks' group at the University of Sheffield and Professor Graeme Hirst's group at the University of Toronto. Since coming back, I have completed a program showing how my ideas could be implemented and I have explored possible new applications. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the theory and discuss one possible application.