Paper: An Underspecified HPSG Representation For Information Structure

ACL ID C96-2113
Title An Underspecified HPSG Representation For Information Structure
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors
  • Jonas Kuhn (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Germany)

hfformation structure can be of great use in linguistic applications, especially in those involving a speech component. However, fo- cus marking by prosody is often ambiguous. Existing theories capture this by rules that produce alternative focus structures. This disjunction is hard to handle computation- ally. In this paper, a compact, graphically underspecified representation is proposed, along with composition principles and a res- olution routine based on context informa- tion.