Paper: Symmetric Pattern Matching Analysis For English Coordinate Structures

ACL ID A94-1007
Title Symmetric Pattern Matching Analysis For English Coordinate Structures
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

The authors propose a model for analyz- ing English sentences including coordinate conjunctions such as "and", "or", "but" and the equivalent words. Syntactic analysis of the English coordinate sentences is one of the most difficult problems for machine translation (MT) systems. The problem is selecting, from all possible candidates, the correct syntactic structure formed by an individual coordinate conjunction, i.e. determining which constituents are coor- dinated by the conjunction. Typically, so many possible structures are produced that MT systems cannot select the correct one, even if the grammars allow to write the rules in the simple notations. This pa- per presents an English coordinate struc- ture analysis model, which provides top- down scope information of the correct syn- tacti...