Paper: A Unification-Based Approach To Multiple VP Ellipsis Resolution

ACL ID E93-1018
Title A Unification-Based Approach To Multiple VP Ellipsis Resolution
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors
  • Claire Gardent (University of Clermont-Ferrand 2, Clermont-Ferrand France; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam The Netherlands)

An assumption shared by many theories of discourse is that discourse structure con- strains anaphora resolution (cf. [Grosz and Sidner 1986] for definite NPs, [Lascarides and Asher 1991], [Nakhimovsky 1988] for temporal anaphora, [Webber 1990] for deictic pronouns and [Gardent 1991], [Prfist and Scha 1990] for VP ellipsis). The aim of this paper is (i) to show that this as- sumption also applies to multiple VP ellip- sis (VPE), (ii) to argue that other levels of linguistic information (such as syntax and semantics) interact with discourse structure in determining multiple VPE acceptability and (iii)to make these intuitions precise by providing a unification-based account of multiple VPE resolution.