Paper: Minimal Recursion Semantics As Dominance Constraints: Translation Evaluation And Analysis

ACL ID P04-1032
Title Minimal Recursion Semantics As Dominance Constraints: Translation Evaluation And Analysis
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

We show that a practical translation of MRS de- scriptions into normal dominance constraints is fea- sible. We start from a recent theoretical translation and verify its assumptions on the outputs of the En- glish Resource Grammar (ERG) on the Redwoods corpus. The main assumption of the translation— that all relevant underspecified descriptions are nets—is validated for a large majority of cases; all non-nets computed by the ERG seem to be system- atically incomplete.