Text, Speech and Language Technology

Advances in Probabilistic and Other Parsing Technologies

Editors: Bunt, H., Nijholt, Anton (Eds.)

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Parsing technology is concerned with finding syntactic structure in language. In parsing we have to deal with incomplete and not necessarily accurate formal descriptions of natural languages. Robustness and efficiency are among the main issuesin parsing. Corpora can be used to obtain frequency information about language use. This allows probabilistic parsing, an approach that aims at both robustness and efficiency increase. Approximation techniques, to be applied at the level of language description, parsing strategy, and syntactic representation, have the same objective. Approximation at the level of syntactic representation is also known as underspecification, a traditional technique to deal with syntactic ambiguity.
In this book new parsing technologies are collected that aim at attacking the problems of robustness and efficiency by exactly these techniques: the design of probabilistic grammars and efficient probabilistic parsing algorithms, approximation techniques applied to grammars and parsers to increase parsing efficiency, and techniques for underspecification and the integration of semantic information in the syntactic analysis to deal with massive ambiguity.
The book gives a state-of-the-art overview of current research and development in parsing technologies. In its chapters we see how probabilistic methods have entered the toolbox of computational linguistics in order to be applied in both parsing theory and parsing practice. The book is both a unique reference for researchers and an introduction to the field for interested graduate students.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • New Parsing Technologies

    Harry, Bunt (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Encoding Frequency Information in Lexicalized Grammars

    Carroll, John (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Bilexical Grammars and their Cubic-Time Parsing Algorithms

    Eisner, Jason

    Pages 29-61

  • Probabilistic Feature Grammars

    Goodman, Joshua

    Pages 63-84

  • Probabilistic GLR Parsing

    Inui, Kentaro (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Probabilistic and Other Parsing Technologies
Editors
  • H. Bunt
  • Anton Nijholt
Series Title
Text, Speech and Language Technology
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9470-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9470-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6616-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5579-8
Series ISSN
1386-291X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 267
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