AAAI Publications, Thirteenth International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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Solving Puzzles Described in English by Automated Translation to Answer Set Programming and Learning How to Do that Translation
Chitta Baral, Juraj Dzifcak

Last modified: 2012-05-17

Abstract


We present a system capable of automatically solving combinatorial logic puzzles given in (simplified) English. It uses an ontology to represent the puzzles in ASP which is applicable to a large set of logic puzzles. To translate the English descriptions of the puzzles into this ontology, we use a lambda-calculus based approach using Probabilistic Combinatorial Categorial Grammars (PCCG) where the meanings of words are associated with parameters to be able to distinguish between multiple meanings of the same word.

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