Paper: Coordination As A Direct Process

ACL ID P96-1017
Title Coordination As A Direct Process
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

We propose a treatment of coordination based on the concepts of functor, argument and subcategorization. Its formalization comprises two parts which are conceptually independent. On one hand, we have ex- tended the feature structure unification to disjunctive and set values in order to check the compatibility and the satisfiability of subcategorization requirements by struc- tured complements. On the other hand, we have considered the conjunction e$ (and) as the head of the coordinate structure, so that coordinate structures stem simply from the subcategorization specifications of et and the general schemata of a head sat- uration. Both parts have been encoded within HPSG using the same resource that is the subcategorization and its principle which we have just extended. (1) Jean danse la ...