Paper: Lexical-Functional Grammar And Order-Free Semantic Composition

ACL ID C82-1018
Title Lexical-Functional Grammar And Order-Free Semantic Composition
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982
  • Per-Kristian Halvorsen (Norwegian Resarch Council, Norway; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA)

specification of the composition process would limit implementation choices prematurely. 120 P.-K. HALVORSEN In addition to the processing advantages, the semantic theory for lexical-functional grammars also offers significant simplifications in the analysis of a number of controversial and/or recalcitrant constructions such as Raising-, There-insertion, Passive, and constructions with dismantled idioms. This is an illustration of the efforts to search for evidence for the theory bothinlinguistic arguments and through computational efficiency considerations. References I. Bach, E. , An extension to classlcal transformational grammar, mlmeo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass°° 2. Bresnan, J. W.,(ed.), The mental representation of grammatical relations (MIT Press, Cambridge, 1982)...