Paper: Montagovian Definite Clause Grammar

ACL ID E85-1004
Title Montagovian Definite Clause Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

This paper reports a completed stage of ongoing research at the University oF York. Landsbergen's advocacy of analyt- ical inverses ~or compositional suntax rules encourages the application of Defin- ite Clause Grammar techniques to the cons- t~uction of a parser returning Montague analysis trees. A parser MDCg is pres- ented which implements an augmented Friedman - Warren algorithm permitting post referencing, and interfaces with a language oF intensional logic translator LILT so as to display the dorivattonal history of corresponding reduced IL Form- ulae. Some familiarity with Montague's PTG and the basic DCQ mechanism is assumed. Keqwords Compositional Semantics, Definite Clause O~amma~, Friedman Warren Algorithm, Intensional Logic, Mont•gue Orammmar, Nat- ural Language Processing, P...