Paper: Modularity Parallelism And Licensing In A Principle-Based Parser For German

ACL ID C92-1028
Title Modularity Parallelism And Licensing In A Principle-Based Parser For German
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

This paper presents a direct implementation of Government-Binding theory in a parser for German, which faithfully models the modular structure of the theory. The modular design yields a flexible environment, in which it is possible to define and test various versions of principles and parameters. The several modules of linguistic theory and the parser proper are interleaved in parallel fashion for early elimination of ungrammatical structures. Efficient processing of global constraints is made possible by the concept of licensing, and the use of tree indexing techniques.