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Description Theory, LTAGs and Underspecified Semantics

Muskens, Reinhard and Krahmer, Emiel (1998) Description Theory, LTAGs and Underspecified Semantics. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

An attractive way to model the relation between an underspecified syntactic representation and its completions is to let the underspecified representation correspond to a logical description and the completions to the models of that description. This approach, which underlies the Description Theory of (Marcus et al. 1983) has been integrated in (Vijay-Shanker 1992) with a pure unification approach to Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammars (Joshi et al.\ 1975, Schabes 1990). We generalize Description Theory by integrating semantic information, that is, we propose to tackle both syntactic and semantic underspecification using descriptions.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Linguistics > Semantics
Linguistics > Syntax
ID Code:5045
Deposited By:Muskens, Dr Reinhard
Deposited On:06 Aug 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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