Paper: A Construction-Specific Approach To Focused Interaction In Flexible Parsing

ACL ID P81-1033
Title A Construction-Specific Approach To Focused Interaction In Flexible Parsing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1981
Authors

~ A flexible parser can deal with input that deviates from its grammar, in addition to input that conforms to it. Ideally, such a parser will correct the deviant input: sometimes, it will be unable to correct it at all; at other times, correction will be possible, but only to within a range of ambiguous possJbilities. This paper is concerned with such ambiguous situations, and with making it as easy as possible for the ambiguity to be resolved through consultation with the user of the parser - we presume interactive use. We show the importance of asking the user for clarification in as focused a way as possible. Focused interaction of this kind is facilitated by a construction. specific approach to flexible parsing, with specialized parsing techniques for each type of construction, and spe...