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An account of grammatical acquisition is developed within the parameter-setting framework applied to a generalized categorial grammar (GCG). The GCG is embedded in a default inheritance network yielding a natural partial ordering (reeecting generality) of parameters which determines a partial order for parameter setting. Computational simulation shows that(More)
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This paper is concerned with some aspects of the semantics of modal verbs in English, in particular the phenomenon of modal subordination and the constraints on interpretation of successive modal sentences in a discourse. I propose a solution in the framework of dynamic semantics. The information state is taken to be a set of possibilities which are(More)
This paper motivates the use of Information Extraction (IE) for gathering data on protein interactions, describes the customization of an existing IE system, SRI's Highlight, for this task and presents the results of an experiment on unseen Medline abstracts which show that customization to a new domain can be fast, reliable and cost-effective.
Previous work has demonstrated the success of statistical language models when enough training data is available [1], but despite that, grammar-based systems are proving the preferred choice in successful commercial systems such as HeyAnita [2], BeVocal [3] and Tellme [4], largely due to the difficulty involved in obtaining a corpus of training data. Here(More)
This paper describes recent approaches using text-mining to automatically profile and extract arguments from legal cases. We outline some of the background context and motivations. We then turn to consider issues related to the construction and composition of a corpora of legal cases. We show how a Context-Free Grammar can be used to extract arguments, and(More)
The paper describes a parser for Categorial Grammar which provides fully word by word incremental interpretation. The parser does not require fragments of sentences to form constituents, and thereby avoids problems of spurious ambiguity. The paper includes a brief discussion of the relationship between basic Categorial Grammar and other formalisms such as(More)
The production of gold standard corpora is time-consuming and costly. We propose an alternative: the ‚silver standard corpus‗ (SSC), a corpus that has been generated by the harmonisation of the annotations that have been delivered from a selection of annotation systems. The systems have to share the type system for the annotations and the harmonisation(More)