Paper: Computation Of Modifier Scope In NP By A Language-Neutral Method

ACL ID C02-1043
Title Computation Of Modifier Scope In NP By A Language-Neutral Method
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors

The relative logical scope of multiple modifiers within NP is often semantically significant. This paper proposes a structurally based method for computing the relative scope of such modifiers, based on their order, type, and syntactic complexity. The algorithm is language-neutral, in that it works with minimal errors for a wide range of languages without language-specific stipulations.