Selected Types of Pg-Ambiguity: Processing Based on Analysis by Reduction

  • Markéta Straňáková
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1902)


A need for the detection of ambiguous prepositional groups (Pg’s) is discussed in the paper. Criteria for automatic Pg-disambiguation are presented, with special accent on word order patterns and verbonominal collocations, the main source of non-projective constructions caused by non-congruent Pg-modifiers of nouns. Usefulness of the proposed criteria and their ordering within an analysis by reduction is introduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markéta Straňáková
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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