Paper: Terminology Finite-state Preprocessing for Computational LFG

ACL ID P98-1030
Title Terminology Finite-state Preprocessing for Computational LFG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998

This paper presents a technique to deal with multiword nominal terminology in a compu- tational Lexical Functional Grammar. This method treats multiword terms as single to- kens by modifying the preprocessing stage of the grammar (tokenization and morphological anal- ysis), which consists of a cascade of two-level finite-state automata (transducers). We present here how we build the transducers to take ter- minology into account. We tested the method by parsing a small corpus with and without this treatment of multiword terms. The number of parses and parsing time decrease without affect- ing the relevance of the results. Moreover, the method improves the perspicuity of the analy- ses.