Re: [Corpora-List] Re: similarity

From: Mike Maxwell (
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 13:49:13 MET DST

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    Eric Atwell wrote:
    > Some linguists might say that a sentence can have more than one
    > structure. I prefer the "pro-corpus" stance that a sentence should
    > not be parsed
    > in isolation but that even for sentence-syntax you need to take
    > context into account; and that a sentence will have only one parse
    > depending on context (except for comparatively rare cases of
    > deliberate ambiguity, eg in jokes/puns)

    Surely this is nothing more than a terminological difference? 'Parse' =
    'possible parse in general' vs. 'acceptable parse in context'...

         Mike Maxwell
         Linguistic Data Consortium

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