Paper: On The Linguistic Character Of Non-Standard Input

ACL ID P82-1036
Title On The Linguistic Character Of Non-Standard Input
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982
Authors

If natural language understanding systems are ever to cope with the full range of English language forms, their designers will have to incorporate a number of features of the spoken vernacular language. This communication discusses such features as non-standard grammatical rules, hesitations and false starts due to self-correction, systematic errors due to mismatches between the grammar and sentence generator, and uncorrected true errors. There are many ways in which the input to a natural language system can be non-standard without being uninterpretable ~ Most obviously, such input can be the well-formed output of a grammar other than the standard language grammar with which the interpreter is likely to be equipped. This difference of grammar is presumably what we notice in language that ...