Paper: TuSBL: A Similarity-Based Chunk Parser For Robust Syntactic Processing

ACL ID H01-1072
Title TuSBL: A Similarity-Based Chunk Parser For Robust Syntactic Processing
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

Chunk parsing has focused on the recognition of partial constituent structures at the level of individual chunks. Little attention has been paid to the question of how such partial analyses can be combined into larger structures for complete utterances. The T¨uSBL parser extends current chunk parsing techniques by a tree-construction component that extends partial chunk parses to complete tree structures including recursive phrase structure as well as function-argument structure. T¨uSBL’s tree construction algo- rithm relies on techniques from memory-based learning that allow similarity-based classification of a given input structure relative to a pre-stored set of tree instances from a fully annotated treebank. A quantitative evaluation of T¨uSBL has been conducted using a semi-autom...