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Understanding a Simple Arabic Stories Using Event Calculus

Mohamed Abd El-Salam1, Ahmed Kamal Hussein1 and Aly Aly Fahmy1
  • 1 Cairo University, Egypt
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 10, 2013, 1298-1306

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.1298.1306

Submitted On: 7 July 2013 Published On: 6 September 2013

How to Cite: El-Salam, M. A., Hussein, A. K. & Fahmy, A. A. (2013). Understanding a Simple Arabic Stories Using Event Calculus. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(10), 1298-1306. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.1298.1306

Abstract

This study investigates the use of event calculus for understanding stories written in Arabic natural language. System makes a representation for commonsense knowledge and story events and then performs a commonsense reasoning to infer the details events which are not explicitly described in the story; furthermore it manages changes in objects properties over time and handles the actions synchronizations problem.

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Keywords

  • Story Understanding
  • Animating Story
  • Event Calculus
  • Commonsense Reasoning
  • Reasoning about Action