Karin Harbusch

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f ur K unstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI) in the Computational Linguistics area. I am grateful to these institutes for their support. Many, many people have helped me not to get lost during the development of this thesis. Hans Uszkoreit, my main supervisor, provided a motivating, enthusiastic, and critical atmosphere during the many discussions we had. It(More)
Ambiguous keyboards provide efficient typing with low motor demands. In our project1 concerning the development of a communication aid, we emphasize adaptation with respect to the sensory input. At the same time, we wish to impose individualized language models on the text determination process. UKO–II is an open architecture based on the Emacs text editor(More)
Syntactic parsers and generators need highquality grammars of coordination and coordinate ellipsis—structures that occur very frequently but are much less well understood theoretically than many other domains of grammar. Modern grammars of coordinate ellipsis are based nearly exclusively on linguistic judgments (intuitions). The extent to which grammar(More)
Many current sentence generators lack the ability to compute elliptical versions of coordinated clauses in accordance with the rules for Gapping, Forward and Backward Conjunction Reduction, and SGF (Subject Gap in clauses with Finite/Fronted verb). We describe a module (implemented in JAVA, with German and Dutch as target languages) that takes(More)
In virtually all current natural-language dialog systems, users can only refer to objects by using linguistic descriptions. However, in human face-to-face conversation, participants fre= quently use various sorts of deictic gestures as well. In this paper, we will present the referent identification component of X T R A , a system for a natural-language(More)
In a recent Cognition paper (Cognition 85 (2002) B21), Bornkessel, Schlesewsky, and Friederici report ERP data that they claim "show that online processing difficulties induced by word order variations in German cannot be attributed to the relative infrequency of the constructions in question, but rather appear to reflect the application of grammatical(More)
In the literature, Tree Adjoining Grammars (TAGs) are propagated to be adequate for natural language description analysis as well as generation. In this paper we concentrate on the direction of analysis. Especially important for an implementation of that task is how efficiently this can be done, i.e., how readily the word problem can be solved for TAGs. Up(More)