Paper: Fragmentation And Part Of Speech Disambiguation

ACL ID E87-1045
Title Fragmentation And Part Of Speech Disambiguation
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

That at least some syntax is necessary to support semantic process- ing is fairly obvious. To know exactly how much syntax is needed, however, and how and when to apply it, is still an open and crucial, albeit old, question. This paper discusses the solutions used in a semantic analyser of French called SABA, developed at the Uni- versity of Liege, Belgium. Specifically, we shall argue in favor of the usefulness of two syntactic processes: fragmentation, which can he interleaved with semantic processing, and part-of-speech disambiguation, which can be performed as a preprocesslng step.