Paper: CN YUR CMPUTR RAED THS?

ACL ID A88-1013
Title CN YUR CMPUTR RAED THS?
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

This paper describes strategies for automatic recognition of unknown variants of known words in a natural language processing system. The types of lexical variants which are detectable include in- flexional aberrations, ad hoc abbreviations and spelling/typographical errors. This technique is independent of any particular grammar or parsing formalism, and can be implemented as a lexical lookup routine which heuristically prunes and or- ders the list of possible fixes found in the lexicon, then allowing the parser to treat the list of candi- dates as a set of multiple meanings for a polyse- mous word.