Paper: Analysis Of Conjunctions In A Rule-Based Parser

ACL ID P85-1023
Title Analysis Of Conjunctions In A Rule-Based Parser
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

The aim of the present paper is to show how a rule-based parser for the Italian language has been extended to analyze sentences involving conjunc- tions. The most noticeable fact is the ease with ~4nich the required modifications fit in the previ- ous parser structure. In particular, the rules written for analyzing simple sentences (without conjunctions) needed only small changes. On the contrary, more substantial changes were made to the e~oeption-handling rules (called "natural changes") that are used to restructure the tree in case of failure of a syntactic hypothesis. T0~ parser described in the present work constitutes the syn- tactic component of the FIDO system (a Flexible Interface for Database Operations), an interface allowing an end-user to access a relational data- base in natu...