The Evolution of Dominance Constraint Solvers

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater

In Proceedings of the ACL-05 Workshop on Software, Ann Arbor, 2005.

We describe the evolution of solvers for dominance constraints, a formalism used in underspecified semantics, and present a new graph-based solver using charts. An evaluation on real-world data shows that each solver (including the new one) is significantly faster than its predecessors. We believe that our strategy of successively tailoring a powerful formalism to the actual inputs is more generally applicable.

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	author = {Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater},
	title = {The Evolution of Dominance Constraint Solvers},
	year = 2005,
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the ACL-05 Workshop on Software},
	address = {Ann Arbor}

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