Paper: SAUMER: Sentence Analysis Using Metarules

ACL ID E85-1007
Title SAUMER: Sentence Analysis Using Metarules
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

The SAUMER system uses specifications of natural language grammars, which consist of rules and metarules. to provide a semantic interpretation of an input sentence. The SAUMER ' Specification Language (SSL) is a programming language which combin~ some of the features of generalised phrase structure grammars (Gazdar. 1981 ). like the correspondence between syntactic and semantic rules, with definite clause grammars (DCC-s) (Pereira and Warren. 1980) to create an executable grammar specification. SSL rules are similar to DCG rules except that they contain a semantic component and may also be left recursive. Metarules are used to generate new rules trom existing rules before any parsing is attempted. A.n implementation is tested which can provide semantic interpretations for sentences contain...