The LOLITA Natural Language Processing System

LOLITA is a natural language processing (NLP) system providing both core NLP capabilities and a number of prototype applications. The core of the system is based on three main capabilities:
  1. conversion of English language text to an internal (semantic network based) representation of the text's meaning
  2. inferences in the semantic network
  3. conversion of portions of the semantic network to English
A number of prototype applications have been built on top of this core functionality. These include an information extraction system which summarises information from texts using a template format, a Chinese tutoring system for students in their first year of learning Chinese and a query system which accepts statements and answers questions (all in English).