Paper: Modular Logic Grammars

ACL ID P85-1013
Title Modular Logic Grammars
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

This report describes a logic grammar formalism, Modular Logic Grammars, exhibiting a high degree of modularity between syntax and semantics. There is a syntax rule compiler (compiling into Prolog) which takes care of the building of analysis structures and the interface to a clearly separated semantic interpretation component dealing with scoping and the construction of logical forms. The whole system can work in either a one-pass mode or a two-pass mode. [n the one-pass mode, logical forms are built directly during parsing through interleaved calls to semantics, added automatically by the rule compiler. [n the two-pass mode, syn- tactic analysis trees are built automatically in the first pass, and then given to the (one-pass) semantic component. The grammar formalism includes two devices...