Paper: A Unification-Based Semantic Interpretation For Coordinate Constructs

ACL ID P92-1027
Title A Unification-Based Semantic Interpretation For Coordinate Constructs
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors
  • Jong C. Park (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA)

This paper shows that a first-order unification- based semantic interpretation for various coordi- nate constructs is possible without an explicit use of lambda expressions if we slightly modify the standard Montagovian semantics of coordination. This modification, along with partial execution, completely eliminates the lambda reduction steps during semantic interpretation.