Paper: Multiple Interpreters In A Principle-Based Model Of Sentence Processing

ACL ID E91-1032
Title Multiple Interpreters In A Principle-Based Model Of Sentence Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

This paper describes a computational model of human sentence processing based on the principles and pa- rameters paradigm of current linguistic theory. The syntactic processing model posits four modules, re- covering phrase structure, long-distance dependencies, coreference, and thematic structure. These four mod- ules are implemented as recta-interpreters over their relevant components of the grammar, permitting vari- ation in the deductive strategies employed by each module. These four interpreters are also 'coroutined' via the freeze directive of constraint logic program- ruing to achieve incremental interpretation across the modules.