Paper: Type-Driven Semantic Interpretation Of F-Structures

ACL ID E93-1047
Title Type-Driven Semantic Interpretation Of F-Structures
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993

The formal architecture of Lexical Func- tional Grammar offers a particular formal device, the structural correspondence, for modularizing the mapping between the sur- face forms of a language and representa- tions of their underlying meanings. This approach works well when the structural discrepancies between form and meaning representations are finitely bounded, but there are some phenomena in natural lan- guage, e.g. adverbs in English, where this restriction does not hold. In this paper, we describe rule-based type-driven interpreta- tion algorithms which cover cases of such a structural misalignment by exploiting a new descriptive device, the "restriction op- erator". The algorithms are set up in such a way that recursive rules can be derived for the interpretation of adjunct sets wit...