Paper: A Parsing Architecture Based On Distributed Memory Machines

ACL ID P84-1022
Title A Parsing Architecture Based On Distributed Memory Machines
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

The paper begins by defining a class of distributed memory machines which have useful properties as retrieval and filtering devices. These memory mechanisms store large numbers of associations on a single composite vector. They provide a natural format for encoding the syntactic and semantic constraints associated with linguistic elements. A computational architecture for parsing natural language is proposed which utillses the retrieval and associative features of these devices. The parsing mechanism is based on the principles of Lexlcal Functional Grammar and the paper demonstrates how these principles can be derived from the properties of the memory mechanisms.