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The main asset of categorial grammar has traditionally been the close association between syntactic description on the one hand and a transparent and well-founded semantics on the other. Consequently, categorial grammar has primarily been favored by semantically oriented theorists and has arguably played an important role in the development of formal(More)
This article presents an algorithm for translating the Penn Treebank into a corpus of Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) derivations augmented with local and long-range word–word dependencies. The resulting corpus,CCGbank,includes 99.4% of the sentences in the Penn Treebank. It is available from the Linguistic Data Consortium,and has been used to train(More)
The paper proposes a theory relating syntax, discourse semantics, and intonational prosody. The full range of English intonational tunes distinguished by Pierrehumbert and their semantic interpretation in terms of focus and information structure are discussed, including " dis-continuous " themes and rhemes. The theory is based on Combinatory Categorial(More)
"Two weeks later, Bonadea had already been his lover for a fortnight."-Robert Musil, Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. A semantics of temporal categories in language and a theory of their use in defining the temporal relations between events both require a more complex structure on the domain underlying the meaning representations than is commonly assumed. This(More)
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We present an algorithm which translates the Penn Treebank into a corpus of Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) derivations. To do this we have needed to make several systematic changes to the Treebank which have to effect of cleaning up a number of errors and inconsistencies. This process has yielded a cleaner treebank that can potentially be used in any(More)
General rights Copyright for the publications made accessible via the Edinburgh Research Explorer is retained by the author(s) and / or other copyright owners and it is a condition of accessing these publications that users recognise and abide by the legal requirements associated with these rights. Take down policy The University of Edinburgh has made every(More)
We describe an implemented system which <italic>automatically</italic> generates and animates conversations between multiple human-like agents with appropriate and synchronized speech, intonation, facial expressions, and hand gestures. Conversation is created by a dialogue planner that produces the text as well as the intonation of the utterances. The(More)