Paper: Linking Syntactic And Semantic Arguments In A Dependency-Based Formalism

ACL ID C02-1116
Title Linking Syntactic And Semantic Arguments In A Dependency-Based Formalism
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors

We propose a formal characterization of variation in the syntactic realization of semantic arguments, using hierarchies of syntactic relations and thematic roles, and a mechanism of lexical inheritance to ob- tain valency frames from individual linking types. We embed the formalization in the new lexicalized, dependency-based grammar formalism of Topologi- cal Dependency Grammar (TDG) (Duchier and De- busmann, 2001). We account for arguments that can be alternatively realized as a NP or a PP, and model thematic role alternations.