Paper: Incorporating Inheritance And Feature Structures Into A Logic Grammar Formalism

ACL ID P87-1032
Title Incorporating Inheritance And Feature Structures Into A Logic Grammar Formalism
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

Hassan Ait-Kaci introduced the #/-term, an informational structure resembling feature- based functional structures but which also includes taxonomic inheritance (Ait-Kaci, 1984). We describe e-terms and how they have been incorporated into the Logic Grammar formal- ism. The result, which we call Inheritance Grammar, is a proper superset of DCG and includes many features of PATR-II. Its taxo- nomic reasoning facilitates semantic type-class reasoning during grammatical analysis.