Parsing and Collocations

  • Eric Wehrli
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45154-4_26

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1835)
Cite this paper as:
Wehrli E. (2000) Parsing and Collocations. In: Christodoulakis D.N. (eds) Natural Language Processing — NLP 2000. NLP 2000. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1835. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Proper treatment of collocations constitutes a serious challenge for NLP systems in general. This paper describes how Fips, a “Principle and Parameters” grammar-based parser developed at LATL handles multi-word expressions. In order to get more precise and more reliable collocation data, the Fips parser is used to extract collocations from large text corpora. It will be shown that collocational information can help ranking alternative analyses computed by the parser, in order to improve the quality of its results.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Wehrli
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  1. 1.LATLUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland

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