Today I read a paper titled “A Learning Approach to Natural Language Understanding”
The abstract is:
In this paper we propose a learning paradigm for the problem of understanding spoken language.
The basis of the work is in a formalization of the understanding problem as a communication problem.
This results in the definition of a stochastic model of the production of speech or text starting from the meaning of a sentence.
The resulting understanding algorithm consists in a Viterbi maximization procedure, analogous to that commonly used for recognizing speech..