Paper: Parsing In Parallel

ACL ID C86-1031
Title Parsing In Parallel
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986

The paper is a description of a parallel model for natural language parsing, and a design for its imple- mentation on the Hype,'eube multiproeessor. The pm'allel model is based on the Semantic Definite Clause Grammar formalism and integrates syntax and semantics through the commmfication of processes. The main proeessess, of which there are six, contain either purely syntactic or purely semantic information, giving the advantage of simple, transparent algorithms dedicated to only one aspect of parsing. Communica- tion between processes is used to hnpose semantic eon- st,'aints on the syntactic processes.