Paper: Separating Surface Order and Syntactic Relations in a Dependency Grammar

ACL ID P98-1026
Title Separating Surface Order and Syntactic Relations in a Dependency Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

This paper proposes decoupling the dependency tree from word order, such that surface ordering is not determined by traversing the dependency tree. We develop the notion of a word order do- main structure, which is linked but structurally dissimilar to the syntactic dependency tree. The proposal results in a lexicalized, declarative, and formally precise description of word order; fea- tures which lack previous proposals for depen- dency grammars. Contrary to other lexicalized approaches to word order, our proposal does not require lexical ambiguities for ordering alterna- tives.