Paper: An Attribute-Grammar Implementation Of Government-Binding Theory

ACL ID P87-1007
Title An Attribute-Grammar Implementation Of Government-Binding Theory
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

The syntactic analysis of languages with respect to Government-binding (GB) grammar is a problem that has received relatively little attention until recently. This paper describes an attribute grammar specification of the Government-binding theory. The paper focuses on the description of the attribution rules responsible for determining antecedent-trace relations in phrase-structure trees, and on some theoretical implications of those rules for the GB model. The specification relies on a transformation-lem variant of Government-binding theory, briefly discussed by Chomsky (1981), in which the rule move-a is replaced by an interpretive rule. Here the interpretive rule is specified by means of attribution rules. The attribute grammar is currently being used to write an English parser which e...