Technical Report MS-CIS-81-12

An Algorithm for Parsing Nominal Compounds

This note describes an algorithm used to "parse" strings of nominal modifiers. It has been used as a component of a larger system that builds semantic interpretations of nominal compounds, such as "aluminum fuel pump repairs" and "navigation equipment failure rates". The algorithm is constrained to examining constituents that lie within a three-position window.


University of Pennsylvania

Computer and Information Systems Department

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