Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Semantic Tree Unification Grammar: a new formalism for spoken language processing

Mohamed-Zakaria Kurdi

CLIPS - IMAG, Grenoble, France

In this paper we present the Semantic Tree Unification Grammar (STUG) which is a new formalism for parsing spoken language.

The main motivation of this formalism is the combination of the robustness and simplicity of the classical semantic grammar to the deepness of the traditional syntactic formalisms.

The key properties of STUG are: the direct linearization of the semantic structure, an economical feature structure and the simplicity of the grammar writing and modification. STUG was implemented in the OASIS system which is a system of partial parsing of spontaneous spoken language. The results of our evaluation are encouraging.


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Bibliographic reference.  Kurdi, Mohamed-Zakaria (2000): "Semantic tree unification grammar: a new formalism for spoken language processing", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 94-97.