Paper: Incorporating Unconscious Reanalyses Into An Incremental Monotonic Parser

ACL ID E95-1043
Title Incorporating Unconscious Reanalyses Into An Incremental Monotonic Parser
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

This paper describes the author's imple- mentation of a parser aimed at repro- ducing, in a computationally explicit sys- tem, the constraints of a particular psy- cholinguistic model (Gorrell in press). In Gorrell's model, "unconscious" garden paths may be processed via the addition of structural relations to a monotone in- creasing set at the point of disambigua- tion, but there is no discussion as to how the parser decides which relations to add. We model this decision as a search for a node in the tree at which an explicitly defined parsing operation, tree-lowering may be applied. With reference to En- glish and Japanese processing data, we show the importance of this search for empirical adequacy of the psycholinguis- tic model. 1 Conscious and Unconscious Garden Paths Certain researc...