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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)
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)
The idea that natural language grammar and planned action are related systems has been implicit in psychological theory for more than a century. However, formal theories in the two domains have have tended to look very different. This article argues that both faculties share the formal character of applicative systems based on operations corresponding to(More)
This paper describes a wide-coverage statistical parser that uses Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) to derive dependency structures. The parser differs from most existing wide-coverage tree-bank parsers in capturing the long-range dependencies inherent in constructions such as coordination, extraction, raising and control, as well as the standard local(More)
We describe the creation of a massively parallel corpus based on 100 translations of the Bible. We discuss some of the difficulties in acquiring and processing the raw material as well as the potential of the Bible as a corpus for natural language processing. Finally we present a statistical analysis of the corpora collected and a detailed comparison(More)
1 Motivation Most unsupervised dependency systems rely on gold-standard Part-of-Speech (PoS) tags, either directly , using the PoS tags instead of words, or indirectly in the back-off mechanism of fully lexicalized models (Headden et al., 2009). It has been shown in supervised systems that using a hierarchical syntactic structure model can produce(More)
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