Paper: Syntactic Analyses For Parallel Grammars: Auxiliaries And Genitive NPs

ACL ID C96-1032
Title Syntactic Analyses For Parallel Grammars: Auxiliaries And Genitive NPs
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper tbeuses on two disparate as- I)e(:ts of German syntax from the per- speetive of paral]eJ grammar develop- menl;. As part of a eOOl)erative project, we present an innovative approach to auxiliaries and multiph: genitive NPs ill German. The LFG-based imph:men- ration t)resented here avoids unnessary structural eonq)lexity in the representa- tion of auxiliaries by challenging the tra- ditional analysis of auxiliaries as raising verbs. The approach developed for mul- tiple genitive NPs provides a mor(: at)- straet, language independent representa- ti(m of genitives associated with nomi- nalized verl)s. Taken together, the two ai)proa(:hes rei)resent a step (;owards pro- viding uniformly al)plical)le treatments for differing languages, thus lightening the burden for machine translati...