Paper: A Psycholinguistically Motivated Parser For CCG

ACL ID P94-1018
Title A Psycholinguistically Motivated Parser For CCG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
  • Michael Niv (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel)

Considering the speed in which humans resolve syn- tactic ambiguity, and the overwhelming evidence that syntactic ambiguity is resolved through selec- tion of the analysis whose interpretation is the most 'sensible', one comes to the conclusion that inter- pretation, hence parsing take place incrementally, just about every word. Considerations of parsimony in the theory of the syntactic processor lead one to explore the simplest of parsers: one which repre- sents only analyses as defined by the grammar and no other information. Toward this aim of a simple, incremental parser I explore the proposal that the competence gram- mar is a Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG). I address the problem of the proliferating analyses that stem from CCG's associativity of derivation. My solution involves...