Paper: Comparatives And Ellipsis

ACL ID E91-1002
Title Comparatives And Ellipsis
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
  • Stephen G. Pulman (SRI International, Cambridge UK; Cambridge University, Cambridge UK)

This paper analyses the syntax and seman- tics of English comparatives, and some types of ellipsis. It improves on other recent analy- ses in the computational linguistics literature in three respects: (i) it uses no tree- or logical-form rewriting devices in building meaning represen- tations (ii) this results in a fully reversible lin- guistic description, equally suited for analysis or generation (iii) the analysis extends to types of elliptical comparative not elsewhere treated.