The syntactic component of a speech understanding system is described. The interface between acoustic recognition and syntax is sketched, and the set-up of the lexicon is outlined. The main aspects of the paper concern the rule format of the APSG (augmented phrase structure grammar), the syntactic concept for handling the sentence topology of German, and the treatment of discontinuous structures. Finally, the covered syntactic phenomena are enumerated.
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