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A Deep Architecture for Semantic Parsing

Edward Grefenstette‚ Phil Blunsom‚ Nando de Freitas and Karl Moritz Hermann


Many successful approaches to semantic parsing build on top of the syntactic analysis of text, and make use of distributional representations or statistical models to match parses to ontology-specific queries. This paper presents a novel deep learning architecture which provides a semantic parsing system through the union of two neural models of language semantic. It allows for the generation of ontology-specific queries from natural language statements and questions without the need for parsing, which makes it especially suitable to grammatically malformed or syntactically atypical text, such as tweets, as well as permitting the development of semantic parsers for resource-poor languages.

Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing