Paper: Partially Specified Signatures: A Vehicle For Grammar Modularity

ACL ID P06-1019
Title Partially Specified Signatures: A Vehicle For Grammar Modularity
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

This work provides the essential founda- tions for modular construction of (typed) unification grammars for natural lan- guages. Much of the information in such grammars is encoded in the signature, and hence the key is facilitating a modularized development of type signatures. We intro- duce a definition of signature modules and show how two modules combine. Our def- initions are motivated by the actual needs of grammar developers obtained through a careful examination of large scale gram- mars. We show that our definitions meet these needs by conforming to a detailed set of desiderata.