Paper: A Binding Rule For Government-Binding Parsing

ACL ID C88-1026
Title A Binding Rule For Government-Binding Parsing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
  • Nelson Correa (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY)

In this paper I propose a Binding rule for the iden- tification of pronoun and anaphor referents in phrase-structure trees, assuming the general frame- work of lhe Government-binding theory outlined by Chom,;ky (1981). The Binding rule, specified by means of an attribute grammar, is a particular instantiation of the Free Indexing rule and binding axioms in Chomsky's Binding theory, with certain empirical and practical advantages. The complexi- ties of the Binding rule proposed, as well as that inherent in Chomsky's Binding theory, are studied, and it i~ shown that the new rule is more psychologically plausible and cornputationally effi- cient than the original theory on wtfich it is based. The fragment of the attribute grammar shown here is part of an English grammar and parser being devel...