Paper: Parsing Japanese Honorifics In Unification-Based Grammar

ACL ID P88-1017
Title Parsing Japanese Honorifics In Unification-Based Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

This paper presents a unification-based approach to Japanese honorifics based on a version of HPSG (Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar)ll]121. Utterance parsing is based on lexical specifications of each lexical item, including honorifics, and a few general PSG rules using a parser capable of unifying cyclic feature structures. It is shown that the possible word orders of Japanese honorific predicate constituents can be automatically deduced in the proposed framework without independently specifying them. Discourse Information Change Rules (DICRs) that allow resolving a class of anaphors in honorific contexts are also formulated.