Paper: A Simple But Useful Approach To Conjunct Identification

ACL ID P92-1003
Title A Simple But Useful Approach To Conjunct Identification
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

This paper presents an approach to identifying conjuncts of coordinate conjunctions appearing in text which has been labelled with syntactic and semantic tags. The overall project of which this research is a part is also briefly discussed. The program was tested on a 10,000 word chapter of the Merck Veterinary Manual. The algorithm is deterministic and domain independent and it performs relatively well on a large real-life domain. Constructs not handled by the simple algorithm are also described in some detail.