Paper: A General Computational Treatment Of The Comparative

ACL ID P89-1020
Title A General Computational Treatment Of The Comparative
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989
Authors

We present a general treatment of the com- parative that is based on more basic linguistic elements so that the underlying system can be effectively utilized: in the syntactic analy- sis phase, the comparative is treated the same as similar structures; in the syntactic regular- ization phase, the comparative is transformed into a standard form so that subsequent pro- ceasing is basically unaffected by it. The scope of quantifiers under the comparative is also in- tegrated into the system in a general way.