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<title>'American Beauty' Leads Oscar Nods</title>
<h2>'American Beauty' Leads Oscar Nods</h2>
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<p><font size ="-1"><i>By DAVID GERMAIN AP
Entertainment Writer </i></font><p>BEVERLY HILLS,
Calif. (AP) - The Oscars embraced dysfunction and darkness Tuesday,
bestowing a leading eight nominations on the suburban burlesque "<a
and honoring movies about abortion, death row and the tormented souls of
the dead.<p>The top nominees included "<a
shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1800025331">The Cider House
Rules</a>'' set in a combination orphanage and abortion mill;
Sixth Sense</a>'' about
a boy from a broken home who can see ghosts; and
"<a href="http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1800025551">The Green Mile</a>'' about the bonds between prison guards and condemned men.<p>Those four movies, along with ``<a href="http://movies.yahoo.com/
shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1800025632">The Insider</a>'' a film about a
tobacco industry whistle-blower, were nominated for best picture.<p>The top acting categories also were heavy on family dys-function.<p>The best-actor candidates included
<a href="http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=Kevin%20Spacey">Kevin Spacey</a> in "American
Beauty'' as a dad who blackmails his boss, smokes pot with a son kid and flirts with his daughter's
• “ecological” rules for each language that support tokenization
(one example of this would be to understand a sequence of a number
followed by a period (.) in German as an ordinal numeral, e.g.,
2. means zweite, ‘second’) and
As usual in NLP, there is no guarantee that the static knowledge sources are complete—in fact, one can practically guarantee that they will be incomplete at any given time! In addition, the set of processing rules can contain omissions, ambiguities and errors. For example, the German tokeni-zation rule above will fail when the symbol 2 is put at the end of a sentence. The rule will tokenize the input sequence 2. as <number-ordinal second> while the correct tokenization may, in fact, be <number: 2> <punctuation: period>.
The top nominees included ``The Cider House Rules'' set in a combination orphanage and abortion mill; ``The Sixth Sense'' about a boy from a broken home who can see ghosts; and ``The Green Mile'' about the bonds between prison guards and condemned men.
Those four movies, along with ``The Insider'' a film about a tobacco industry whistle-blower, were nominated for best picture. The top acting categories also were heavy on family dysfunction.
8.1.2 Lexical Look-up
Once the morphological analyzer has generated the citation forms for word forms in a text, the system can look them up in its lexicons, including the onomasticon for names, and thus activate the relevant lexical entries. These lexical entries contain, as the reader knows by now, a variety of types of information, including information concerning syntax and lexical semantics, but also morphology. The latter information is used to double-check and, if necessary, help to disambigu-ate the results of morphological analysis.