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ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Spontaneous Lexicon Change
The paper argues that language change can be explained through the stochasticity observed in real-world natural language use. This thesis is demonstrated by modeling language use ...
Luc Steels, Frédéric Kaplan
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Machine Translation with a Stochastic Grammatical Channel
We introduce a stochastic grammatical channel model for machine translation, that synthesizes several desirable characteristics of both statistical and grammatical machine transla...
Dekai Wu, Hongsing Wong
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Locating Noun Phrases with Finite State Transducers
We present a method for constructing, maintaining and consulting a database of proper nouns. We describe noun phrases composed of a proper noun and/or a description of a human occ...
Jean Senellart
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Transforming Lattices into Non-deterministic Automata with Optional Null Arcs
The problem of transforming a lattice into a non-deterministic finite state automaton is non-trivial. We present a transformation algorithm which tracks, for each node of an autom...
Mark Seligman, Christian Boitet, Boubaker Meddeb-H...
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Natural Language Access to Software Applications
This paper reports on the ESPRIT project MELISSA (Methods and Tools for NaturalLanguage Interfacing with Standard Software
Paul Schmidt, Sibylle Rieder, Axel Theofilidis, Ma...
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
A Cognitive Model of Coherence-Driven Story Comprehension
Current models of story comprehension have three major deficiencies: (1) lack of experimental support for the inference processes they involve (e.g. reliance on prediction); (2) i...
Elliot Smith
ACL
1998
9 years 5 months ago
Learning Tense Translation from Bilingual Corpora
This paper studies and evaluates disambiguation strategies for the translation of tense between German and English, using a bilingual corpus of appointment scheduling dialogues. I...
Michael Schiehlen
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