Parsing with discontinuous phrases

  title={Parsing with discontinuous phrases},
  author={Allan Ramsay},
  journal={Natural Language Engineering},
Most parsing algorithms require phrases that are to be combined to be either contiguous or marked as being ‘extraposed’. The assumption that phrases which are to be combined will be adjacent to one another supports rapid indexing mechanisms: the fact that in most languages items can turn up in unexpected locations cancels out much of the ensuing efficiency. The current paper shows how ‘out of position’ items can be incorporated directly. This leads to efficient parsing even when items turn up… CONTINUE READING

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