The old man the boat

Garden path sentence
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_path_sentence

A garden path sentence, such as “The old man the boat,” is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader’s most likely interpretation will be incorrect; the reader is lured into a parse that turns out to be a dead end or unintended. Garden path sentences are used in psycholinguistics to illustrate the fact that when human beings read, they process language one word at a time. “Garden path” refers to the saying “to be led down the garden path”, meaning to be deceived, tricked, or seduced.

concept used in:
https://class.coursera.org/nlpintro-001/lecture/83
Introduction to Natural Language Processing
University of Michigan
Coursera, October 5 – December 27, 2015
https://www.coursera.org/course/nlpintro

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