Paper: The Proper Treatment Of Word Order In HPSG

ACL ID C92-1031
Title The Proper Treatment Of Word Order In HPSG
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
  • Karel Oliva (Saarland University, Saarbrucken Germany)

This paper describes a possi- bility of expressing ordering con- straints among non-sister constituents in binary branching syntactic structures on a local basis, supported by viewing the binary branching structure as a list (rather than a tree) of constituents within HPSG- style grammars. The core idea of such a description of ordering is consti- tuted by creating a type lattice for lists. The possibilities of expressing different approaches to word order in the framework are briefly discussed, exemplified and compared to other methods. In the standard immediate-con- stituent based approaches, the "free" word order I is described either di- rectly in the phrase-structure (PS) rules, which thus express simultane- ously both dominance (mother/daughter) relations and precedence (ordering) r...