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Connectionism and Determinism in a Syntactic Parser

Faisal, Kanaan (1992) Connectionism and Determinism in a Syntactic Parser. In: Connectionist Natural Language Processing. Intellect,, Oxford, England, pp. 119-138.

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The processing of natural language is, at the same time, naturally symbolic and naturally subsymbolic. It is symbolic because ultimately symbols play a critical role. Writing systems, for example, owe their existence to the symbolic nature of language. It is also subsymbolic because of the nature of speech, the fuzziness of concepts, and the highdegree of parallelism that is difficult to explain as a purely symbolic phenomenon. Building a processor of natural language, therefore, requires a hybrid approach. This report details a set of experiments. which support the claim that natural language can be syntactically processed in a robust manner using a connectionist deterministic parser. The model is trained from patterns derived from a deterministic grammar and tested with grammatical, ungrammatical and lexically ambiguous sentences.

Item Type:Book Section
Date Type:Publication
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Information and Computer Science Dept
Creators:Faisal, Kanaan
ID Code:10659
Deposited On:25 Jun 2008 14:59
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:15

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