Robust Grammar Parsing for Spoken Dutch

title: Robust Grammar Parsing for Spoken Dutch
author: R. Kiezebrink
published in: 1997
appeared as: Master of Arts thesis
University of Tilburg
also as: Alparon report nr. 97-08
Section of Knowledge Based Systems
Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics
Delft University of Technology


This report is a M.A. thesis on robust parsing for spoken Dutch. First some theory about robust parsing is given and general characteristics of spoken Dutch are described. The implications of these characteristics for a grammar are also given. Two robust parsers are described: one based on Earley's algorithm and one on GLR*. The two parsers have been compared with respect to their performance with sentences of the Delft corpus consisting of public transport information dialogues.

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