A declarative characterization of different types of multicomponent tree adjoining grammars

  • Multicomponent Tree Adjoining Grammars (MCTAG) is a formalism that has been shown to be useful for many natural language applications. The definition of MCTAG however is problematic since it refers to the process of the derivation itself: a simultaneity constraint must be respected concerning the way the members of the elementary tree sets are added. This way of characterizing MCTAG does not allow to abstract away from the concrete order of derivation. In this paper, we propose an alternative definition of MCTAG that characterizes the trees in the tree language of an MCTAG via the properties of the derivation trees (in the underlying TAG) the MCTAG licences. This definition gives a better understanding of the formalism, it allows a more systematic comparison of different types of MCTAG, and, furthermore, it can be exploited for parsing.

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Author:Laura KallmeyerORCiDGND
Editor:Georg Rehm, Andreas Witt, Lothar Lemnitzer
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:2007
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/10/20
Tag:Multicomponent Tree Adjoining Grammar
GND Keyword:Syntaktische Analyse; Datenstruktur; Computerlinguistik; Kongress; Tübingen <2007>
Page Number:10
Erschienen in: Georg Rehm ; Andreas Witt ; Lothar Lemnitzer (Hrsg.): Datenstrukturen für linguistische Ressourcen und ihre Anwendungen = Data structures for linguistic resources and applications : proceedings of the biennial GLDV conference 2007, April 11 - 13, 2007, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Tübingen : Narr, 2007, S. 61-70, ISBN: 978-3-8233-6314-9
Erweiterte Fassung erschienen in: Research on language and computation, 7.2009, Nr. 1, S. 55–99, doi:10.1007/s11168-009-9064-z
Source:http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/~lk/papers/gldv07.pdf ; Datenstrukturen für linguistische Ressourcen und ihre Anwendungen - Proceedings der GLDV-Jahrestagung 2007, hrsg. v. Georg Rehm / Andreas Witt / Lothar Lemnitzer (Tübingen 2007), 111-120.
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Computerlinguistik / Computational linguistics
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht