Paper: Heuristics For Broad-Coverage Natural Language Parsing

ACL ID H93-1025
Title Heuristics For Broad-Coverage Natural Language Parsing
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

The Slot Grammar system is interesting for natural language applica- tions because it can deliver parses with deep grammatical information on a reasonably broad scale. The paper describes a numerical scoring system used in Slot Grammar for ambiguity resolution, which not only ranks parses but also contributes to parsing efficiency through a parse space pruning algorithm. Details of the method of computing parse scores are given, and test results for the English Slot Grammar are presented.