Oren Etzioni, Michele Banko, Michael J. Cafarella
The time is ripe for the AI community to set its sights on Machine Reading—the automatic, unsupervised understanding of text. In this paper, we place the notion of Machine Reading in context, describe progress towards this goal by the KnowItAll research group at the University of Washington, and highlight several central research questions.
Subjects: 13. Natural Language Processing