Stefanie Schachtl

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Parsing can be improved in automatic speech understanding if prosodic boundary marking is taken into account, because syntactic boundaries are often marked by prosodic means. Because large databases are needed for the training of statistical models for prosodic boundaries, we developed a labeling scheme for syntactic{prosodic boundaries within the German(More)
This paper presents Trace & Unification Grammar (TUG), a declarative and reversible grammar formalism that brings together Unification Grammar (UG) and ideas of Government & Binding Theory (on)~ The main part of the paper consists in a description of many free word order phenomena of German syntax. It will be shown that the use of traces allows for an(More)
In automatic speech understanding, the division of continuously running speech into syntactic chunks is a great problem. Syntactic boundaries are often marked by prosodic means. We use syntactic boundaries for disambiguation during parsing. For the training of statistic models for prosodic boundaries large databases are necessary. For the German Verbmobil(More)
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