Non-canonical coordination in the transformational approach

研究成果: Conference contribution

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Recently introduced Transformational Semantics (TS) formalizes, restraints and makes rigorous the transformational approach epitomized by QR and Transformational Grammars: deriving a meaning (in the form of a logical formula or a logical form) by a series of transformations from a suitably abstract (tecto-) form of a sentence. TS generalizes various ‘monad’ or ‘continuation-based’ computational approaches, abstracting away irrelevant details (such as monads, etc.) while overcoming their rigidity and brittleness. Unlike QR, each transformation in TS is rigorously and precisely defined, typed, and deterministic. The restraints of TS and the sparsity of the choice points (in the order of applying the deterministic transformation steps) make it easier to derive negative predictions and control over-generation. We apply TS to right-node raising (RNR), gapping and other instances of non-constituent coordination. Our analyses straightforwardly represent the intuition that coordinated phrases must in some sense be ‘parallel’, with a matching structure. Coordinated material is not necessarily constituent – even ‘below the surface’ – and we do not pretend it is. We answer the Kubota, Levine and Moot challenge (the KLM problem) of analyzing RNR and gapping without directional types, yet avoiding massive over-generation. We thus formalize the old idea of ‘coordination reduction’ and show how to make it work for generalized quantifiers.

ホスト出版物のタイトルNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2016 Workshops, LENLS HAT-MASH, AI-Biz, JURISIN and SKL, 2016
編集者Sachiyo Arai, Ken Satoh, Daisuke Bekki, Setsuya Kurahashi, Yuiko Ohta
出版社Springer Verlag
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
イベント8th JSAI International Symposium on AI, JSAI-isAI 2016 - Yokohama, Japan
継続期間: 2016 11月 142016 11月 16


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
10247 LNAI


Other8th JSAI International Symposium on AI, JSAI-isAI 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)


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