Paper: A Uniform Architecture For Parsing And Generation

ACL ID C88-2128
Title A Uniform Architecture For Parsing And Generation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

The use of a single grammar for both parsing and generation is an idea with a certain elegance, the desirability of which several researchers have noted. In this paper, we discuss a more radical possibility: not only can a single grammar be used by different processes engaged in various "directions" of processing, but one and the same language-processing archi- tecture can be used for processing the grammar in the various modes. In particular, parsing and generation can be viewed as two processes engaged in by a single parameterized theo- rem pr6ver for the logical interpretation of the formalism. We discuss our current implementation of such an architecture, which is parameterized in such a way that it can be used for either purpose with grammars written in the PATR formal- ism. Furthermo...