Paper: A Rule-Based And MT-Oriented Approach To Prepositional Phrase Attachment

ACL ID C96-1038
Title A Rule-Based And MT-Oriented Approach To Prepositional Phrase Attachment
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

I'rel)ositional l'hrase is the key issue in structuraJ ambiguity, lecently, re- searches in corpora provide the lexical cue of pre[)ositions with other words and the information could be used to l)artly resolve ambiguity resulted from prepositionM phrases. Two possible a~- t.achments are considered in the lit, era- ture: either I]OUll attaehluelll[, or verb attachment. In this paper, we con- sider the problem fl'om viewpoint of m~> chine translation. Four different attach- ments arc told out according to their ['unctiona.lity: llOU[l attatchmellt, verb at.ta.clllllellt, sentence-level att&chlneut, ~md predicate-level attachtllelll,. [~oth lcxi(:al k.owledge and semantic knowl- edge are involved resolving atta.chment in tl~e proposed me(:hanism, t';xperimen- tal results show that considerin...