Paper: An Algorithm For Generating Non-Redundant Quantifier Scopings

ACL ID E91-1044
Title An Algorithm For Generating Non-Redundant Quantifier Scopings
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

This paper describes an algorithm for generat- ing quantifier scopings. The algorithm is designed to generate only logically non-redundant scopings and to partially order the scopings with a given :default scoping first. Removing logical redundancy is not only interesting per se, but also drastically reduces the processing time. The input and output formats are described through a few access and construc- tion functions. Thus, the algorithm is interesting for a modular linguistic theory, which is flexible with re- spect to syntactic and semantic framework.