Parsing and Real-World Applications

  • John Carroll
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)


Much recent research in natural language parsing takes as input carefully crafted, edited text, often from newspapers. However, many real-world applications involve processing text which is not written carefully by a native speaker, is produced for an eventual audience of only one, and is in essence ephemeral. In this talk I will present a number of research and commercial applications of this type which I and collaborators are developing, in which we process text as diverse as mobile phone text messages, non-native language learner essays, and primary care medical notes. I will discuss the problems these types of text pose, and outline how we integrate information from parsing into applications.


Natural language parsing ephemeral text applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Carroll
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  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of Sussex, FalmerBrightonUK

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