Database Oriented Parsing and Translation

S. Rezaei (Canada)


Unification, SQL, Relation, Parsing, Machine Translation


We introduce the notion of parsing and translation using Database technology. The framework focuses on the no tion of "Database Oriented parsing". We describe the ba sic notion of linguistic representation using relational ta bles in SQL and we specify a set of operators on these ta bles for parsing and translation. The framework provides a flexible mechanism for modeling cross linguistic infor mation about different languages in terms of relations and attributes. We are applying the model for parsing and trans lation of French sentences into English. In our work all the grammatical relations are specified as relations in SQL and constraints on word order are also defined in terms of rela tions. The work suggests a flexible multi-lingual approach to grammatical modeling and parsing.

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