Paper: Compiling Language Models From A Linguistically Motivated Unification Grammar

ACL ID C00-2097
Title Compiling Language Models From A Linguistically Motivated Unification Grammar
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

Systems now exist which are able to con:pile unification gralmnars into language models that can be included in a speech recognizer, but it is so far unclear whether non-trivial linguisti- cally principled gralnlnars can be used for this purpose. We describe a series of experiments which investigate the question empirica.lly, by incrementally constructing a grammar and dis- covering what prot)lems emerge when succes- sively larger versions are compiled into finite state graph representations and used as lan- guage models for a medium-vocabulary recog- nition task.