PARSEC (1), a text-based and spoken language processing framework based on the Constraint Dependency Grammar (CDG) developed by Maruyama [26,27], is discussed. The scope of CDG is expanded to allow for the analysis of sentences containing lexically ambiguous words, to allow feature analysis in constraints, and to efficiently process multiple sentence candidates that are likely to arise in spoken language processing. The benefits of the CDG parsing approach are summarized. Additionally, the development CDG grammars using PARSEC grammar writing tools and the implementation of the PARSEC parser for word graphs is discussed. (1) Parallel ARchitecture Sentence Constrainer

Date of this Version

August 1993