Bridging the Gap Between Underspecification Formalisms: Hole Semantics as Dominance Constraints

Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren, and Stefan Thater

In Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Budapest, 2003.

We define a back-and-forth translation between Hole Semantics and dominance constraints, two formalisms used in underspecified semantics. There are fundamental differences between the two, but we show that they disappear on practically useful descriptions. Our encoding bridges a gap between two underspecification formalisms, and speeds up the processing of Hole Semantics dramatically.

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@InProceedings{hs-as-dc,
	author = {Alexander Koller and Joachim Niehren and Stefan Thater},
	title = {Bridging the Gap Between Underspecification Formalisms: Hole Semantics as Dominance Constraints},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL)},
	year = 2003,
	address = {Budapest}
}

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