Search Results for author: Walid S. Saba

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No Adjective Ordering Mystery, and No Raven Paradox, Just an Ontological Mishap

no code implementations14 Apr 2019 Walid S. Saba

But how exactly can we rectify our logical formalisms so that semantics, an endeavor that has occupied the most penetrating minds for over two centuries, can become (nearly) trivial, and what exactly does it mean to assume a theory of the world in our semantics?

A Simple Machine Learning Method for Commonsense Reasoning? A Short Commentary on Trinh & Le (2018)

no code implementations1 Oct 2018 Walid S. Saba

This is a short Commentary on Trinh & Le (2018) ("A Simple Method for Commonsense Reasoning") that outlines three serious flaws in the cited paper and discusses why data-driven approaches cannot be considered as serious models for the commonsense reasoning needed in natural language understanding in general, and in reference resolution, in particular.

Natural Language Understanding

On the Winograd Schema: Situating Language Understanding in the Data-Information-Knowledge Continuum

no code implementations30 Sep 2018 Walid S. Saba

The Winograd Schema (WS) challenge, proposed as an al-ternative to the Turing Test, has become the new standard for evaluating progress in natural language understanding (NLU).

Natural Language Understanding

Logical Semantics and Commonsense Knowledge: Where Did we Go Wrong, and How to Go Forward, Again

no code implementations6 Aug 2018 Walid S. Saba

We argue that logical semantics might have faltered due to its failure in distinguishing between two fundamentally very different types of concepts: ontological concepts, that should be types in a strongly-typed ontology, and logical concepts, that are predicates corresponding to properties of and relations between objects of various ontological types.

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