A Relational Syntax-Semantics Interface Based on Dependency Grammar

Ralph Debusmann, Denys Duchier, Alexander Koller, Marco Kuhlmann, Gert Smolka, and Stefan Thater

In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Geneva, 2004.

We propose a syntax-semantics interface that realises the mapping between syntax and semantics as a relation and does not make functionality assumptions in either direction. This interface is stated in terms of Extensible Dependency Grammar (XDG), a grammar formalism we newly specify. XDG's constraint-based parser supports the concurrent flow of information between any two levels of linguistic representation, even when only partial analyses are available. This generalises the concept of underspecification.

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BibTeX Entry
@InProceedings{xdg-ssi,
	author = {Ralph Debusmann and Denys Duchier and Alexander Koller 
		and Marco Kuhlmann and Gert Smolka and Stefan Thater},
	title = {A Relational Syntax-Semantics Interface Based on 
		Dependency Grammar},
	year = 2004,
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on
		Computational Linguistics (COLING)},
	address = {Geneva}
}

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