5 Conclusion


We argue for a performance-based design of natural language grammars and their associated parsers in order to meet the constraints imposed by real-world NLP. Our approach incorporates declarative and procedural knowledge about language and language use within an object-oriented specification framework. We discuss several message-passing protocols for parsing and provide reasons for sacrificing completeness of the parse in favor of efficiency based on a preliminary empirical evaluation.

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@inproceedings{Thibadeau19975C, title={5 Conclusion}, author={Kaufmann Thibadeau and R{\'o}bert and Marcel Adam Just and Patricia and Barbara J. Grosz and Aravind K. Joshi and Scott Weinstein and In Barbara and Jeff Grosz and K. Sparck Jones and Mac Gregor and Raymond Bates}, year={1997} }