Paper: An Incremental Connectionist Phrase Structure Parser

ACL ID P91-1056
Title An Incremental Connectionist Phrase Structure Parser
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991

The parser recovers the phrase structure of a sentence incrementally from beginning to end and is intended to be a plausible model of human sentence processing. The formalism which defines the grammars for the parser is expressive enough to incorporate analyses from a wide variety of grammatical investigations 2. This combination gives a theory of human syntactic processing which spans from the level of linguistic theory to the level of neuron computations. 2 The Connectionist Architecture In order to store and manipulate information in a connectionist net quickly, the information needs to be represented in the activation of nodes, not the connections between nodes 3. A property of an entity can be represented by having a node for the entity and a node for the property both active at the s...