Paper: Lexical Information For Determining Japanese Unbounded Dependency

ACL ID C96-1053
Title Lexical Information For Determining Japanese Unbounded Dependency
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper presents a practical method for a global structure analyzing Mgorithm of Japanese long sen- tences with lexical information, a method which we call Lexical Discourse Grammar (LDG). This method assumes that.Japanese function words, such as con- junctive particles (postpositions) located at the end of each clause, have modality and suggest global struc- tures of Japanese long sentences in cooperation with modality within predicates or auxiliary verbs. LDG classifies the encapsulating powers of function words into six levels, and modality in predicates into four types. LDG presumes tile inter-clausal dependency within Japanese sentences prior to syntactic and se- mantic analyses, by utilizing the differences of the en- capsulating powers each Japanese function word has, and by util...