Paper: Parsing Free Word Order Languages In The Paninian Framework

ACL ID P93-1015
Title Parsing Free Word Order Languages In The Paninian Framework
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
Authors

There is a need to develop a suitable computational grammar formalism for free word order languages for two reasons: First, a suitably designed formal- ism is likely to be more efficient. Second, such a formalism is also likely to be linguistically more ele- gant and satisfying. In this paper, we describe such a formalism, called the Paninian framework, that has been successfully applied to Indian languages. This paper shows that the Paninian framework applied to modern Indian languages gives an elegant account of the relation between surface form (vib- hakti) and semantic (karaka) roles. The mapping is elegant and compact. The same basic account also explains active-passives and complex sentences. This suggests that the solution is not just adhoc but has a deeper underlying unity. A const...