Paper: Experience With An Easily Computed Metric For Ranking Alternative Parses

ACL ID P82-1015
Title Experience With An Easily Computed Metric For Ranking Alternative Parses
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982
Authors

This brief paper, which is itself an extended abstract for a forthcoming paper, describes a metric that can be easily com- puted during either bottom-up or top-down construction of a parse tree for ranking the desirability of alternative parses. In its simplest form, the metric tends to prefer trees in which constituents are pushed as far down as possible, but by appro- priate modification of a constant in the formula other behavior can be obtained also.