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How features resolve syntactic ambiguity

Bozena H. Dostert, Frederick B. Thompson
1971 Proceedings of the 1971 international ACM SIGIR conference on Information storage and retrieval - SIGIR '71  
The device which w e have e m p l o y e d to control syntactic ambiguity is features.  ...  The primary role of our features is the ordering of the hierarchical organization of syntactic constituents with the aim of controlling syntactic ambiguity.  ... 
doi:10.1145/511285.511289 dblp:conf/sigir/DostertT71 fatcat:2vcoymwi7barjhg6dizivobwzi

A framework for utterance disambiguation in dialogue

Pont Lurcock, Peter Vlugter, Alistair Knott
2004 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop  
We discuss the data sources available for utterance disambiguation in a bilingual dialogue system, distinguishing global, contextual, and user-specific domains, and syntactic and semantic levels.  ...  Syntactic information can be used to resolve syntactic ambiguities, and semantic information can be used to resolve ambiguities in semantic interpretation and discourse attachment.  ...  It is not at present clear how best to combine the contextual weight of a feature with its base probability.  ... 
dblp:conf/acl-alta/LurcockVK04 fatcat:5ey3pddopja2lobzaytzgqscay

A Computational Model of Human Preferences for Pronoun Resolution

Olga Seminck, Pascal Amsili
2017 Proceedings of the Student Research Workshop at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
Factors influencing pronoun resolution are represented as features weighted by their relative importance. The importance the model gives to the preferences is in line with psycholinguistic studies.  ...  John According to the Parallel Function Strategy, an ambiguous pronoun is resolved to the antecedent candidate that has the same syntactic function (Smyth, 1994) .  ...  Indeed, when doing the implementation of the model, many questions about how the features should be implemented arose.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/e17-4006 dblp:conf/eacl/SeminckA17 fatcat:cb43xx6zz5bjvnrgsjrfudblam

Text Matters but Speech Influences: A Computational Analysis of Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution [article]

Won Ik Cho, Jeonghwa Cho, Woo Hyun Kang, Nam Soo Kim
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Analyzing how human beings resolve syntactic ambiguity has long been an issue of interest in the field of linguistics.  ...  In this regard, we address the task with attentive recurrent neural networks that exploit acoustic and textual features simultaneously and reveal how the modalities interact with each other to derive sentence  ...  Thus, we concluded that introducing prosodic information is indispensable for resolving syntactic ambiguity, as depicted in Figure 1 .  ... 
arXiv:1910.09275v3 fatcat:hv53kekik5fdribmzmavm4m4ay

Page 24 of Computational Linguistics Vol. 15, Issue 1 [page]

1989 Computational Linguistics  
One of the most noticeable features of a syntactic 24 graph is that ambiguities are explicit, and can be easily detected by semantic routines that may use further knowledge to resolve them.  ...  The following property explains how syntactically ambiguous points can be easily determined in a syntactic graph.  ... 

Using Bilingual Chinese-English Word Alignments to Resolve PP-attachment Ambiguity in English

Victoria Fossum, Kevin Knight
2008 Conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas  
We present a discriminative method for exploiting bilingual Chinese-English word alignments to resolve this ambiguity in English.  ...  Frequent sources of error for English parsers include PP-attachment ambiguity, NP-bracketing ambiguity, and coordination ambiguity. Not all ambiguities are preserved across languages.  ...  In Section 2, we discuss two instances of PP-attachment ambiguity and illustrate how to use bilingual word alignments to resolve the ambiguity. Section 3.2 contains details about the data sets used.  ... 
dblp:conf/amta/FossumK08 fatcat:4chcagy3mrea3c42ymfwbsolfq

Lexical Ambiguity as a Touchstone for Theories of Language Analysis

Lawrence Birnbaum
1985 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
Their shortcomings illustrate the need for complex inference to resolve ambiguity, which forms one of the key functional arguments in favor of integrating language analysis with memory and inference.  ...  This paper assesses several broad approaches to language analysis with respect to the problem of lexical ambiguity.  ...  In particular, he claims that syntactic structural ambiguities must and can be resolved with limited look-ahead and highly restricted use of semantic information.  ... 
dblp:conf/ijcai/Birnbaum85a fatcat:en3zf4lchng3jgkb64horr7rsy

Exploiting Charts in the MT Between Related Languages

Petr Homola, Vladislav Kubon
2010 International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Applications  
The multigraphs used for the representation of ambiguous partial results in various stages of the processing and a shallow syntactic chart parser enable a modification of a simplistic and straightforward  ...  time, it preserves those ambiguous variants which cannot be resolved in such a way.  ...  atomic features; -to add a node to the syntactic tree; -to remove a node from the syntactic tree.  ... 
dblp:journals/ijcla/HomolaK10 fatcat:tvjvlajh5fegpigchrvrpqndey

Managing Text as Data

Gordana Pavlovic-Lazetic, Eugene Wong
1986 Very Large Data Bases Conference  
etel-that applies a rule from the knowledge base and posts changes to the blackboard,. (4) a scheduler that controls the order of rule processing according as whether the ambiguity is to be resolved syntactically  ...  Query processing makes heavy use of the syntactic and semantic features of words that we have designed into the code. We have constructed and (id, descr) is the coded form of a lexical unit.  ...  These goals are achieved through encoding, which in turn uses a dictionary and an expert system for resolving ambiguity.  ... 
dblp:conf/vldb/Pavlovic-LazeticW86 fatcat:burxturbyfbrxeokcwmrjckj3u

Analysing speech and co-speech gesture in constraint-based grammars

Katya Alahverdzhieva, Alex Lascarides
2010 Proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar  
This relation serves to resolve the incomplete meaning that is revealed by gestural form alone.  ...  The way this syntactic ambiguity is resolved depends on the context of use and resolving this ambiguity in form is logically co-dependent with resolving its interpretation in context: "I saw her duck,  ...  How this relation resolves is a matter of commonsense-reasoning.  ... 
doi:10.21248/hpsg.2010.1 fatcat:4lpttwhfifclrjc4l3jebgj4k4

A New Approach to Tagging in Indian Languages

Kavi Narayana Murthy, Srinivasu Badugu
2013 Research in Computing Science  
and disambiguate many cases of tag ambiguities too.  ...  not only morpho-syntactic information but also some aspects of lexical and semantic information that is necessary or useful for syntactic parsing.  ...  The examples below show how morphology can resolve the noun-verb ambiguity. In the case of derivations, note how our tags depict the complete flow of category changes.  ... 
doi:10.13053/rcs-70-1-4 fatcat:luv4ap4nwzh6njx2pruhvd73by

Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation [article]

Atro Voutilainen (Research Unit for Computational Linguistics, University of Helsinki)
1994 arXiv   pre-print
Experiments with heuristics addresses the question of how to resolve those ambiguities that survive the morphological disambiguator.  ...  remaining ambiguities.  ...  Then the nite-state parser was applied for resolving these syntactic ambiguities (and, as a side e ect, the remaining morphological ambiguities).  ... 
arXiv:cmp-lg/9406039v1 fatcat:whf2efy56vcr7i253uqinu6xaa

Differential age effects on lexical ambiguity resolution mechanisms

Chia-Lin Lee, Kara D. Federmeier
2010 Psychophysiology  
Multiple neurocognitive subsystems are involved in resolving lexical ambiguity under different circumstances.  ...  We examined how processing in these subsystems changes with normal aging by comparing ERP responses to homographs and unambiguous words completing congruent sentences (with both semantic and syntactic  ...  disparity in the brain activity elicited by sentence-final ambiguous words when semantic support for resolving the ambiguity is lacking.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01158.x pmid:21175671 pmcid:PMC3107384 fatcat:nkdejcc4bjdjvne74fhlynest4

Syntactic and semantic transfer with f-structures

Michael Dorna, Anette Frank, Josef van Genabith, Martin C. Emele
1998 Proceedings of the 36th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics -  
of ambiguity preserving transfer, complex cases of syntactic structural mismatches as well as on modularity and reusability.  ...  We present two approaches for syntactic and semantic transfer based on LFG f-structures and compare the results with existing co-description and restriction operator based approaches, focusing on aspects  ...  Instead, we concentrate on complex cases where a source language ambiguity needs to be resolved in target language. Embedded Head-Switching The syntactic transfer rules (2) are supplemented by (5).  ... 
doi:10.3115/980845.980903 dblp:conf/acl/DornaFGE98 fatcat:3jm2gqjpqzdnpknqtfd2622ik4

Uniform Representations for Syntax-Semantics Arbitration [article]

Kavi Mahesh, Kurt P. Eiselt
1994 arXiv   pre-print
Further evidence from studies of error recovery and delayed decisions points toward an arbitration mechanism for combining syntactic and semantic information in resolving ambiguities.  ...  commitments as early as possible at a local ambiguity.  ...  and semantic information to resolve ambiguities.  ... 
arXiv:cmp-lg/9408018v1 fatcat:lrwvxdbxd5cedgnphku3gykcyu
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