Paper: Disambiguating Grammatically Ambiguous Sentences By Asking

ACL ID P84-1102
Title Disambiguating Grammatically Ambiguous Sentences By Asking
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984
Authors

The problem addressed in this paper is to disambiguate grammatically ambiguous input semences by asking the user. who need not be a computer specialist or a linguist, without showing any parse trees or phrase structure rules. Explanation List Comgarison (ELC) is the technique that implements this process. It is applicable to all parsers which are based on phrase structure grammar, regardless of the parser implementation. An experimental system has been implemented at Carnegie-Mellon University, and it has been applied to English-Japanese machine translation at Kyoto University.