Paper: Literal Movement Grammars

ACL ID E95-1013
Title Literal Movement Grammars
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
  • Annius V. Groenink (National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam The Netherlands)

Literal movement grammars (LMGs) pro- vide a general account of extraposition phe- nomena through an attribute mechanism al- lowing top-down displacement of syntacti- cal information. LMGs provide a simple and efficient treatment of complex linguistic phenomena such as cross-serial dependen- cies in German and Dutch--separating the treatment of natural language into a parsing phase closely resembling traditional context- free treatment, and a disambiguation phase which can be carried out using matching, as opposed to full unification employed in most current grammar formalisms of linguistical relevance.