Paper: Controlled Active Procedures As A Tool For Linguistic Engineering

ACL ID C86-1110
Title Controlled Active Procedures As A Tool For Linguistic Engineering
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

Controlled active procedures are productions that are grouped under and activated by units called 'scouts'. Scouts are controlled by units called 'missions', which also select relevant sections from the data structure for rule application. Following the problem reduction method, the parsing problem is subdivided into ever smaller subproblems, each one of which is represented by a mission. The elementary problems are represented by scouts. The CAP grammar formalism is based on experience gained with natural language (NL) analysis and translation by computer in the Sonderforschungsbereich I00 at the University of Saarbrdcken over the past twelve years and dic- tated by the wish to develop an efficient parser for random NL texts on a sound theoretical basis. The idea has ripened in discussion...