MindNet is a knowledge representation project that uses our broad-coverage parser to build semantic networks from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and free text.
MindNet is a knowledge representation project that uses our broad-coverage parser to build semantic networks from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and free text. MindNets are produced by a fully automatic process that takes the input text, sentence-breaks it, parses each sentence to build a semantic dependency graph (Logical Form), aggregates these individual graphs into a single large graph, and then assigns probabilistic weights to subgraphs based on their frequency in the corpus as a whole. The project also encompasses a number of mechanisms for searching, sorting, and measuring the similarity of paths in a MindNet. We believe that automatic procedures such as MindNets provide the only credible prospect for acquiring world knowledge on the scale needed to support common-sense reasoning.
MindNet Browsing Now Available! If you are interested in more detailed information about MindNets, a small number of sample MindNets have been made available for online browsing at the mnex project homepage.
- Lucy Vanderwende, Gary Kacmarcik, Hisami Suzuki, and Arul Menezes, MindNet: an automatically-created lexical resource, in HLT/EMNLP Interactive Demonstrations Proceedings, October 2005
- 鈴木久美, Gary Kacmarcik, Lucy Vanderwende, and Arul Menezes, Mindnet/mnex: Tools for automatic construction and analysis of semantic relations database (意味関係データベースの自動構築と解析のためのツール), in 言語処理学会第11回全国大会論文集, March 2005
- William B. Dolan, Stephen D. Richardson, and Lucy Vanderwende, MindNet: acquiring and structuring semantic information from text, no. MSR-TR-98-23, May 1998
- Lucy Vanderwende, The Analysis of Noun Sequences using Semantic Information Extracted from On-Line Dictionaries, no. MSR-TR-95-57, October 1995
- Lucy Vanderwende, Ambiguity in the Acquisition of Lexical Information, no. MSR-TR-95-18, March 1995
- Joseph Pentheroudakis and Lucy Vanderwende, Automatically Identifying Morphological Relations in Machine-Readable Dictionaries, no. MSR-TR-93-06, September 1993
- William Dolan, Stephen D. Richardson, and Lucy Vanderwende, Automatically Deriving Structured Knowledge Bases From On-Line Dictionaries, no. MSR-TR-93-07, May 1993