Paper: A Constraint-Based Approach To Translating Anaphoric Dependencies

ACL ID C92-2109
Title A Constraint-Based Approach To Translating Anaphoric Dependencies
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

The normal method for representing ana- phoric dependencies in Unification Based gram- mar tbrmalisms is that of re-entrance. In this paper, we address the problems that this representational device poses when such formal- isms are used for translation. We demonstrate the inadequacies of existing proposals, and describe an approach which exploits the expres- sive possibilities of the equational constraint language in LFG and involves an inferential procedure combining undempecification in the statement of bilingual correspondences with the use of target language knowledge.