1996 SALS-SIG Seminars
SALS-SIG Research Seminar
Computational models of human sentence comprehension and Generalized Left-Corner Parsing
Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Brown University
When: Friday, 2nd August 1996
Where: Room E6A357, Macquarie University
This talk compares the Generalized Left-Corner family of parsing algorithms (which includes the well-known top-down and bottom-up parsing algorithms) with rather basic properties of human sentence comprehension concerning centre-embedding and (claimed) parsing preferences, presenting theoretical and preliminary corpus-based results. We end by sketching how finite-state approximations can be constructed for members of this class of parsing algorithms, and discuss statistical approximations that they induce.
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