Paper: Revised Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar

ACL ID P87-1034
Title Revised Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors
  • Eric Sven Ristad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA; Thinking Machines Corporation, Cambridge MA)

In this paper, I revise generalized phrase structure grammar (GPSG) linguistic theory so that it is more tractable and linguis- tically constrained. Revised GPSG is also easier to understand, use, and implement. I provide an account of topicalization, ex- plicative pronouns, and parasitic gaps in the revised system and conclude with suggestions for efficient parser design.