Technical Report MS-CIS-81-12
An Algorithm for Parsing Nominal Compounds
December 1, 1981
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