Paper: Coping With Dynamic Syntactic Strategies: An Experimental Environment For An Experimental Parser

ACL ID E87-1038
Title Coping With Dynamic Syntactic Strategies: An Experimental Environment For An Experimental Parser
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

An environment built around WEDNESDAY 2, a chart based parser is introduced. The environment is in particular oriented towards exploring dynamic aspects of parsing. It includses a number of specialized tools that consent an easy, graphics-based interaction with the parser. It is shown in particular how a combination of the characteristics of the parser (based on the lexicon and on dynamic unification) and of the environment allow a nonspecialized user to explore heuristics that may alter the basica control of the system. In this way, for instance, a psycholinguist may explore ideas on human parsing strategies, or a "language engineer" may find useful heuristics for parsing within a particular application.