Processing English with a Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar

@inproceedings{Gawron1982ProcessingEW,
  title={Processing English with a Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar},
  author={Jean Mark Gawron and Jonathan King and John Lamping and Egon E. Loebner and E. Anne Paulson and Geoffrey K. Pullum and Ivan A. Sag and Thomas Wasow},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={1982}
}
This paper describes a natural language processing system implemented at Hewlett-Packard's Computer Research Center. The system's main components are: a Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar (GPSG); a top-down parser; a logic t ransducer that outputs a f i r s t o rde r logical representat ion; and a "disambiguator" that uses sortal information to convert "normal-form" f i r s t o rde r logical expressions into the query language for HIRE, a relational database hosted in the SPHERE system. We… CONTINUE READING
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