Paper: Multiple Default Inheritance In A Unification-Based Lexicon

ACL ID P91-1028
Title Multiple Default Inheritance In A Unification-Based Lexicon
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991
Authors

A formalism is presented for lexical specification in unification-based grammars which exploits defeasi- ble multiple inheritance to express regularity, sub- regularity, and exceptions in classifying the prop- erties of words. Such systems are in the general case intractable; the present proposal represents an attempt to reduce complexity while retaining suf- ficient expressive power for the task at hand. Illus- trative examples are given of morphological analy- ses from English and German.