EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


A Baseline Method for Compiling Typed Unification Grammars into Context Free Language Models

Manny Rayner (1), John Dowding (2), Beth Ann Hockey (2)

(1) Netdecisions, UK; (2) RIACS, USA

This paper presents a minimal enumerative approach to the problem of compiling typed unification grammars into CFG language models, a prototype implementation and results of experiments in which it was used to compile some non-trivial unification grammars. We argue that enumerative methods are considerably more useful than has been previously believed. Also, the simplicity of enumerative methods makes them a natural baseline against which to compare alternative approaches.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rayner, Manny / Dowding, John / Hockey, Beth Ann (2001): "A baseline method for compiling typed unification grammars into context free language models", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 729-732.