Paper: An Efficient Distribution Of Labor In A Two Stage Robust Interpretation Process

ACL ID W97-0303
Title An Efficient Distribution Of Labor In A Two Stage Robust Interpretation Process
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

Although Minimum Distance Parsing (MDP) offers a theoretically attractive so- lution to the problem of extragrammat- icality, it is often computationally infea- sible in large scale practical applications. In this paper we present an alternative ap- proach where the labor is distributed be- tween a more restrictive partial parser and a repair module. Though two stage ap- proaches have grown in popularity in re- cent years because of their efficiency, they have done so at the cost of requiring hand coded repair heuristics (Ehrlich and Han- rieder, 1996; Danieli and Gerbino, 1995). In contrast, our two stage approach does not require any hand coded knowledge sources dedicated to repair, thus making it possible to achieve a similar run time advantage over MDP without losing the quality of dom...