We use Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) within a chart-parsing framework for grammar learning. Given an existing grammar G, together with some sentences which G can not parse, we use ILP to find the ``missing'' grammar rules or lexical items. Our aim is to exploit the inductive capabilities of chart parsing, i.e. the ability to efficiently determine what is needed for a parse. For each unparsable sentence, we find actual edges and *needed edges*: those which are needed to allow a parse. The former are used as background knowledge for the ILP algorithm (P-Progol) and the latter are used as examples for the ILP algorithm. We demonstrate our approach with a number of experiments using context-free grammars and a feature grammar.
|Title of host publication||Learning Language in Logic|
|Editors||James Cussens, Saso Dzeroski|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|