Paper: Memory-Inductive Categorial Grammar: An Approach to Gap Resolution in Analytic-Language Translation

ACL ID I08-1011
Title Memory-Inductive Categorial Grammar: An Approach to Gap Resolution in Analytic-Language Translation
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper presents a generalized frame- work of syntax-based gap resolution in ana- lytic language translation using an extended version of categorial grammar. Translat- ing analytic languages into Indo-European languages suffers the issues of gapping, because “deletion under coordination” and “verb serialization” are necessary to be re- solved beforehand. Rudimentary operations, i.e. antecedent memorization, gap induction, and gap resolution, were introduced to the categorial grammar to resolve gapping is- sues syntactically. Hereby, pronominal ref- erences can be generated for deletion under coordination, while sentence structures can be properly selected for verb serialization. 1 Background Analytic language, such as Chinese, Thai, and Viet- namese, is any language whose syntax...