Paper: Parsing French With Tree Adjoining Grammar: Some Linguistic Accounts

ACL ID C88-1002
Title Parsing French With Tree Adjoining Grammar: Some Linguistic Accounts
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors
  • Anne Abeille (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA)

We present the first sizable grammar written for TAG. We present the linguistic coverage of our grammar, and explain the linguistic reasons which lead us to choose the particular representations. We show that TAG formal- ism provides sufficient constraints for handling most of the linguistic phenomena, with minimal linguistic stipula- tions. We first state the basic structures needed for pars- ing French, with a particular emphasis on TAG's extended domain of locality that enables us to state complex sub- categorizaeion phenomena in a natural way. We then give a detailed analysis of sentential complements, because it has lead us to introduce substitution in the formalism, and because TAG makes interesting predictions. We dis- cuss the different linguistic phenomena corresponding to adjunct...