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Note, this project ended but its software is still maintained and available in the CDG web.

Project topic

partial parsing and information extraction


The aim of the project is to conduct a preliminary study of partial parsing of natural language, a problem that offers promising possibilites of adapting the depth of analysis to the available data in each case. Partial parsing can be expected to have good robustness, since the structural interpretation is limited to those parts of the input where this is licensed by the grammar and the lexicon, while other parts are ignored. The approach is inspired, not least, by human comprehension of foreign languages, where superficial understanding is sometimes possible without a complete interpretation of the sentence structure.


The project Papa (ME 1472/4-1, ME 1472/4-2) is being funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) and is the successor of the closely related project Dawai which ended in september 2001.


Wolfgang Menzel
Natural Language Systems
Department of Computer Science
University of Hamburg
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
22527 Hamburg

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