Paper: An Algebra For Semantic Construction In Constraint-Based Grammars

ACL ID P01-1019
Title An Algebra For Semantic Construction In Constraint-Based Grammars
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

We develop a framework for formaliz- ing semantic construction within gram- mars expressed in typed feature struc- ture logics, including HPSG. The ap- proach provides an alternative to the lambda calculus; it maintains much of the desirable flexibility of unification- based approaches to composition, while constraining the allowable operations in order to capture basic generalizations and improve maintainability.