parser is being developed to examine lexical items (L) and phrases
in respect of one another and in respect of the sentence (S)
as a whole. In short, I am trying to parse a natural language
(NL) rather than to parse tags which are appended by speakers
of a language to a corpus.
date, I have created lists of closed-class words on the assumption
that such lists are part of the competence of a NL speaker. The
next stage applies optimality theory to the issue of L having
ambiguous semantic and phrasal associations within an S.
recommend the work of O.D. Macrae-Gibson and J.R. Lishman, whose
scanned ASPR is one of the more ambitious attempts at this kind
of thing. Their work is available from the Oxford Text Archives.
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