Edge-Based Best-First Chart Parsing

@inproceedings{Charniak1998EdgeBasedBC,
  title={Edge-Based Best-First Chart Parsing},
  author={Eugene Charniak and Sharon Goldwater and Mark Johnson},
  booktitle={VLC@COLING/ACL},
  year={1998}
}
Best-first probabilistic chart parsing attempts to parse efficiently by working on edges that are judged ~'best" by some probabilistic figure of merit (FOM). Recent work has used probabilistic context-free grammars (PCFGs) to assign probabilities to constituents, and to use these probabilities as the starting point for the FOM. This paper extends this approach to using a probabilistic FOM to judge edges (incomplete constituents), thereby giving a much finergrained control over parsing effort… CONTINUE READING
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