Paper: A Type-Theoretical Analysis Of Complex Verb Generation

ACL ID C90-2061
Title A Type-Theoretical Analysis Of Complex Verb Generation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990

Tense and aspect, together with mood and modality, usually form the entangled structure of a complex verb. They are often hard to translate by machines, because of both syntactic and semantic differences between lan- guages. This problem seriously affects upon the gen- eration process because those verb components in in- terlingua are hardly rearranged correctly in the target language. We propose here a method in which each verb element is defined as a mathematical function ac- cording to its type of type theory. This formalism gives each element its legal position in the complex verb in the target language and certifies so-called partial trans- lation. In addition, the generation algorithm is totally free from the stepwise calculation, and is available on parallel architecture. 1 The prob...