Paper: Dynamics Dependency Grammar And Incremental Interpretation

ACL ID C92-4171
Title Dynamics Dependency Grammar And Incremental Interpretation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

The paper describes two equiwtlent grammatical for- malisnLs. The first is a lexicalised version of depen dency grammar, and this can be nsed to provide tree-structured analyses of sentences (though some- what tlatter than those usually provided by structure grammars). The second is a new forrnal ism, 'Dynamic Dependency Gramniar', which uses axioms and deduction rules to provide analyses of sentences in terms of transitioos between states. A reformulation of dependency grammar usiug state transitions is of interest on several grounds. Firstly, it can be used to show that incremental in- terpretation is possible without requiring notions of overlapping, or flexible constituency (as ill some ver- sions of categorial grammar), and without destroy ing a trasmparent link between syntax...