Stephen Clark

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This paper describes a number of log-linear parsing models for an automatically extracted lexicalized grammar. The models are “full” parsing models in the sense that probabilities are defined for complete parses, rather than for independent events derived by decomposing the parse tree. Discriminative training is used to estimate the models, which requires(More)
We propose a mathematical framework for a unification of the distributional theory of meaning in terms of vector space models, and a compositional theory for grammatical types, for which we rely on the algebra of Pregroups, introduced by Lambek. This mathematical framework enables us to compute the meaning of a well-typed sentence from the meanings of its(More)
The statistical modelling of language, together with advances in wide-coverage grammar development, have led to high levels of robustness and efficiency in NLP systems and made linguistically motivated large-scale language processing a possibility (Matsuzaki et al., 2007; Kaplan et al., 2004). This paper describes an NLP system which is based on syntactic(More)
This paper shows how to construct semantic representations from the derivations produced by a wide-coverage CCG parser. Unlike the dependency structures returned by the parser itself, these can be used directly for semantic interpretation. We demonstrate that well-formed semantic representations can be produced for over 97% of the sentences in unseen WSJ(More)
Graph-based and transition-based approaches to dependency parsing adopt very different views of the problem, each view having its own strengths and limitations. We study both approaches under the framework of beamsearch. By developing a graph-based and a transition-based dependency parser, we show that a beam-search decoder is a competitive choice for both(More)