Paper: A Formal Representation Of The Thematic-Rhematic Structure Of Sentences Based On A Typed A-Calculus

ACL ID C94-2179
Title A Formal Representation Of The Thematic-Rhematic Structure Of Sentences Based On A Typed A-Calculus
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors
  • Yoichi Uetake (Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine, Tokyo Japan)

In this paper, we give a formal rep- resentation of the thematic-rhem~tic (T-II) structure of a n~tnr,'~l language discourse, b~tsed on ~ typed ~- calculus. I. INTII.ODUCTION In this paper, we give a formed representation of the thematie-rhematic ('P-ll) structure of a, nahum] lsLn- triage discourse. Some pairs, triples, or in general n-tuples of sentences in a discourse may differ in the 1)hLee of theh' information focus. The distribution of this inform~ttion focus is c~dled the thematic-thematic (T-R) structure, or dichotomy. [n English, the use of paa'ticles tile and a (an) is deeply related to tile T-ll strnctu re. lit general, a noun with the particle a con- stitutes arheme part of tit(; sentence that appears at the ])cginiug of the discourse or text, while that noun with the p~Lrtic...