Paper: Use Of Heuristic Knowledge In Chinese Language Analysis

ACL ID P84-1049
Title Use Of Heuristic Knowledge In Chinese Language Analysis
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

This paper describes an analysis method which uses heuristic knowledge to find local syntactic structures of Chinese sentences. We call it a preprocessing, because we use it before we do global syntactic structure analysisCl]of the input sentence. Our purpose is to guide the global analysis through the search space, to avoid unnecessary computation. To realize this, we use a set of special words that appear in commonly used patterns in Chinese. We call them "characteristic words". They enable us to pick out fragments that might figure in the syntactic structure of the sentence. Knowledge concerning the use of characteristic words enables us to rate alternative fragments, according to pattern statistics, fragment length, distance between characteristic words, and so on. The prepro- cessing ...