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                        KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
                               Volume 16
              Series editors: Nancy Ide and Jean Véronis


                              edited by

                             Harry Bunt
                 Tilburg University, The Netherlands

                            Anton Nijholt
           University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

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

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.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6616-6
October 2000, 288 pp.
EUR 104.50 / USD 112.00 / GBP 71.00



List of Figures.
List of Tables.

1. New Parsing Technologies; H. Bunt, A. Nijholt.

2. Encoding Frequency Information in Lexicalized Grammars; J. Carroll, D. Weir.

3. Bilexical Grammars and Their Cubic-Time Parsing Algorithms; J. Eisner.

4. Probabilistic Feature Grammars; J. Goodman.

5. Probabilistic GLR Parsing; K. Inui, et al.

6. Probabilistic Parsing Using Left Corner Language Models; C. Manning, B.

7. A New Parsing Method Using a Global Association Table; J. Yoon, et al.

8. Towards a Reduced Commitment, D-Theory Style TAG Parser; J. Chen, K.

9. Probabilistic Parse Selection Based on Semantic Co-occurrences; E. Hektoen.

10. Message-Passing Protocols for Object-Oriented Parsing; U. Hahn, et al.

11. SuperTagging for Partial Parsing.

12. Regular Approximation of CFLs: A Grammatical View; M.-J. Nederhof.

13. Parsing By Successive Approximation; H. Schmid.



                            PREVIOUS VOLUMES

    Volume 1:  Recent Advances in Parsing Technology
               Harry Bunt, Masaru Tomita (Eds.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4152-X, 1996

    Volume 2:  Corpus-Based Methods in Language and Speech Processing
               Steve Young, Gerrit Bloothooft (Eds.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4463-4, 1997

    Volume 3:  An introduction to text-to-speech synthesis
               Thierry Dutoit
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4498-7, 1997

    Volume 4:  Exploring textual data
               Ludovic Lebart, André Salem and Lisette Berry
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4840-0, December 1997

    Volume 5:  Time Map Phonology:
               Finite State Models and Event Logics in Speech
               Julie Carson-Berndsen
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-4883-4, 1997

    Volume 6:  Predicative Forms in Natural Language and in
               Lexical Knowledge Bases
               Patrick Saint-Dizier (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-5499-0, December 1998

    Volume 7:  Natural Language Information Retrieval
               Tomek Strzalkowski (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-5685-3, April 1999

    Volume 8:  Techniques in Speech Acoustics
               Jonathan Harrington, Steve Cassidy
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-5731-0, July 1999

    Volume 9:  Syntactic Wordclass Tagging
               Hans van Halteren (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-5896-1, August 1999

    Volume 10: Breadth and Depth of Semantic Lexicons
               Viegas, E. (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6039-7, November 1999

    Volume 11: Natural Language Processing Using Very Large Corpora
               Armstrong, S., Church, K.W., Isabelle, P.,
               Manzi, S., Tzoukermann, E., Yarowsky, D. (Eds.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6055-9, November 1999

    Volume 12: Lexicon Development for Speech and Language Processing
               Frank van Eynde & Dafydd Gibbon (Eds.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6368-X, April 2000.

    Volume 13: Parallel text processing:
               Alignment and use of translation corpora
               Jean Véronis (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6546-1, August 2000.

    Volume 14: Prosody: theory and experiment
               Studies Presented to Gösta Bruce
               Merle Horne (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6579-8, August 2000.

    Volume 15: Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology
               Antonis Botinis (Ed.)
               Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6605-0, October 2000.
               Paperback, ISBN 0-7923-6723-5, October 2000.

Check the series Web page for order information:

Jean Véronis
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