Toward Everyday Language Computing – Computing from a Viewpoint of Linguistic Theory –
Ichiro Kobayashi* and Michio Sugeno**
*Faculty of Economics, Hosei University, 4342 Aihara-cho, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-02, Japan
**Dept. of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawea 226 Japan
This paper describes our approach toward everyday language computing and shows some examples. The basic idea in the computing is that human intelligence reflects the linguistic system they use in their everyday lives, i.e., everyday language. Everyday language is, therefore, thought to be the main tool for reasoning and thinking in human intellectual activities. To find out how to apply everyday language to computing, we apply systemic functional linguistic theory that discusses the linguistic system from the viewpoint of social context. Following the ideas from this linguistic theory, we analyze the organization of human intelligence and then propose ideas for information processing using language.