Paper: Parsing Defficulties And Phonological Processing In Italian

ACL ID E85-1020
Title Parsing Defficulties And Phonological Processing In Italian
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

A recognition grammar to supply information to a text-to-speech system for the synthesis of Italian must rely heavily upon lexical information, in order to instantiate the appropriate grammatical relations. Italian is an almost free word order language which nonetheless adopts fairly analysable stra- tegies to move major constituents: some of these can strongly affect the functioning of the pho- notogical component. Two basic claims will be made: i. difficulties in associating grammatical functions to constituent structure can be overcome only if Lexical Theory is adopted as a general theoretical framework, and translated into adequate computational formalisms like ATN or CHART; ii. decisions made at previous point affect focus structure construal rules, which are higher level phonologicaI...