Koenraad De Smedt

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A computer simulation model of the human speaker is presented which generates sentences in a piecemeal way. The module responsible for Grammatical Encoding (the tactical component) is discussed in detail. Generation is conceptually and lexically guided and may proceed from the bottom of the syntactic structure upwards as well as from the top downwards. The(More)
In this introduction to the special issues, we begin by outlining a concrete example that indicates some of the motivations leading to the widespread use of inheritance networks in computational linguistics. This example allows us to illustrate some of the formal choices that have to be made by those who seek network solutions to natural language processing(More)
Current research in natural language generation is situated in a computational linguistics tradition that was founded several decades ago. We critically analyse some of the architectural assumptions underlying existing systems and point out some problems in the domains of text planning and lexicalization. Guided by the identification of major generation(More)
The ScandSum research network (ScandSum 2003) has helped coordinate Nordic research on summarization, especially for the Scandinavian languages. Such a research effort was badly needed, since at present there is a lack of usable tools for summarization targeted at those languages. In today’s information society, the overflow of textual information,(More)
Most existing systems for the correction of word level errors are oriented toward either typographical or orthographical errors. Triphone analysis is a new correction strategy which combines phonemic transcription with trigram analysis. It corrects both kinds of errors (also in combination) and is superior for orthographical errors.
We extend discriminant-based disambiguation techniques to LFG grammars. We present the design and implementation of lexical, morphological, c-structure and f-structure discriminants for an LFG-based parser. Chief considerations in the computation of discriminants are capturing all distinctions between analyses and relating linguistic properties to words in(More)
This paper briefly describes the current state of the evolving INESS infrastructure in Norway which is developing treebanks as well as making treebanks more accessible to the R&D community. Recent work includes the hosting of more treebanks, including parallel treebanks, and increasing the number of parsed and disambiguated sentences in the Norwegian LFG(More)
IPF (Incremental Parallel Formulator) is a computer model in which the formulation stage in sentence generation is distributed among a number of parallel processes. Each conceptual fragment which is passed on to the Formulator gives rise to a new process, which attempts to formulate only that fragment and then exits. The task of each formulation process(More)