Paper: Processing Word Order Variation Within A Modified ID/LP Framework

ACL ID C86-1014
Title Processing Word Order Variation Within A Modified ID/LP Framework
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors
  • Pradip Dey (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL)

From a well represented sample of world languages Steele (1978) shows that about 70% of languages exhibit significant word order variation. Only recently has this wlde-spread phenomenon been drawing appropriate attention. Perhaps ID/LP (Immediate Dominance and Linear Precedence) framework is the most debated theories in this area. We point out some difficulties in processing standard ID/LP grammar and present a modified version of the grammar. In the modified version, the right hand side of phrase structure rules is treated as a set or partially ordered set. An instance of the framework is implemented.