Paper: An Experiment With Heuristic Parsing Of Swedish

ACL ID E83-1011
Title An Experiment With Heuristic Parsing Of Swedish
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983

Heuristic parsing is the art of doing parsing in a haphazard and seemingly careless manner but in such a way that the outcome is still "good", at least from a statistical point of view, or, hope- fully, even from a more absolute point of view. The idea is to find strategic shortcuts derived from guesses about the structure of a sentence based on scanty observations of linguistic units In the sentence. If the guess comes out right much parsing time can be saved, and if it does not, many subobservations may still be valid for re- vised guesses. In the (very preliminary) experi- ment reported here the main idea is to make use of (combinations of) surface phenomena as much as possible as the base for the prediction of the structure as a whole. In the parser to be deve- loped along the lines sk...