The identification of phrases in a sentence can be useful as a pre-processing step before attempting the full parsing. There is already much literature about finding simple non-recursive non-overlapping Noun Phrases. We have modified the learning paradigm CLOG  to produce transformation lists, and we arrived to several interesting conclusions about Noun Phrase chunking. IBM APL2 was used to build a prototype that was later rewritten in C++ for performance purposes.
|Published - 2000