Paper: A Relational Syntax-Semantics Interface Based On Dependency Grammar

ACL ID C04-1026
Title A Relational Syntax-Semantics Interface Based On Dependency Grammar
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

We propose a syntax-semantics interface that realises the mapping between syntax and se- mantics as a relation and does not make func- tionality assumptions in either direction. This interface is stated in terms of Extensible De- pendency Grammar (XDG), a grammar formal- ism we newly specify. XDG’s constraint-based parser supports the concurrent flow of informa- tion between any two levels of linguistic rep- resentation, even when only partial analyses are available. This generalises the concept of under- specification.