Paper: Guiding An HPSG Parser Using Semantic And Pragmatic Expectations

ACL ID P93-1044
Title Guiding An HPSG Parser Using Semantic And Pragmatic Expectations
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors
  • Jim Skon (Ohio State University, Columbus OH)

1 Efficient natural language generation has been successfully demonstrated using highly compiled knowledge about speech acts and their related social actions. A design and prototype implementation of a parser which utilizes this same pragmatic knowledge to efficiently guide parsing is presented. Such guidance is shown to prune the search space and thus avoid needless processing of pragmatically unlikely constituent structures.