Norbert Broeker


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Message-passing Protocols for Real-world Parsing - An Object-oriented Model and its Preliminary Evaluation
Udo Hahn | Peter Neuhaus | Norbert Broeker
Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Parsing Technologies

We argue for a performance-based design of natural language grammars and their associated parsers in order to meet the constraints imposed by real-world NLP. Our approach incorporates declarative and procedural knowledge about language and language use within an object-oriented specification framework. We discuss several message-passing protocols for parsing and provide reasons for sacrificing completeness of the parse in favor of efficiency based on a preliminary empirical evaluation.