Race-based parsing and syntactic disambiguation. McRoy, S. & Hirst, G. Cognitive science, 14(3):313–353, July–September, 1990.
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We present a processing model that integrates some important psychological claims about the human sentence-parsing mechanism; namely, that processing is influenced by limitations on working memory and by various syntactic preferences. The model uses time-constraint information to resolve conflicting preferences in a psychologically plausible way. The starting point for this proposal is the Sausage Machine model. (Fodor and Frazier, 1980; Frazier and Fodor, 1978). From there, we attempt to overcome the original model's dependence on ad hoc aspects of its grammar, and its omission of verb-frame preferences. We also add mechanisms for lexical disambiguation and semantic processing in parallel with syntactic processing.
@Article{	  mcroy8,
  author	= {Susan McRoy and Graeme Hirst},
  title		= {Race-based parsing and syntactic disambiguation},
  journal	= {Cognitive science},
  volume	= {14},
  number	= {3},
  month		= {July--September},
  year		= {1990},
  pages		= {313--353},
  abstract	= {We present a processing model that integrates some
		  important psychological claims about the human
		  sentence-parsing mechanism; namely, that processing is
		  influenced by limitations on working memory and by various
		  syntactic preferences. The model uses time-constraint
		  information to resolve conflicting preferences in a
		  psychologically plausible way. The starting point for this
		  proposal is the Sausage Machine model. (Fodor and Frazier,
		  1980; Frazier and Fodor, 1978). From there, we attempt to
		  overcome the original model's dependence on ad hoc aspects
		  of its grammar, and its omission of verb-frame preferences.
		  We also add mechanisms for lexical disambiguation and
		  semantic processing in parallel with syntactic processing.},
  download	= {http://ftp.cs.toronto.edu/pub/gh/McRoy+Hirst-1990.pdf}
}
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