TB6 D&L Lecture 2; The Structure of Sentences

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1. What kind of process is parsing?

  • An incremental process; structures built on a word-by-word basis
  • An autonomous process, structures built on a word-by-word basis
  • An incremental process; structures built on a holistic basis
  • An autonomous process, structures built on a holistic basis
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2. What is phrase structure grammar?

  • Assigning syntactic roles
  • Limited rules, infinite complexity
  • Decoding of ambiguity
  • Infinite rules, limited complexity

3. Is parsing a recognition process?

  • No
  • Yes

4. Describe an interactive parser

  • All possible syntactic representations are generated and semantics used to choose the most appropriate
  • Semantic info guides the parser, ONLY semantically plausible representations generated
  • A purely syntactic representation is first constructed, then checked against semantic info

5. What is global ambiguity?

  • Permanent ambiguity, the ambiguity is NOT resolved at the end of the sentence
  • Transient ambiguity, the ambiguity IS resolved by subsequent material

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