Paper: Some Remarks On Case Relations

ACL ID E87-1048
Title Some Remarks On Case Relations
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
  • Jurgen Kunze (Academy of Sciences of the DDR, Berlin Germany)

The topic of the paper is the problem how to define case relations by semantic predicates. A general principle is out- lined, which renders it possible to "calculate" case relations for a given representation of a (verb-)sememe by means of expressions. This principle is based on an assignment of case relations to primitive predicates and modification rules for nested expressions. Contrary to the traditional case grammar it turns out ~ha~ one needs mixed case relations, especially for two reasons: Arguments occur at "too different" places in an expression or arguments ~iave combined case relations. The consequence is that case relations don't form a set of iso- lated elements but a structured system.