Learn More
This paper has three aims: (1) to generalize a computational account of the discourse process called CENTERING, (2) to apply this account to discourse processing in Japanese so that it can be used in computational systems for machine translation or language understanding, and (3) to provide some insights on the effect of syntactic factors in Japanese on(More)
This paper presents a sizable grammar for English written in the Tree Adjoining grammar (TAG) formalism. The grammar uses a TAG that is both lexicalized (Schabes, Abeillé, Joshi 1988) and feature-based (Vijay-Shankar, Joshi 1988). In this paper, we describe a wide range of phenomena that it covers. A Lexicalized TAG (LTAG) is organized around a lexicon,(More)
Acknowledgements I h a ve w aited so long to have this opportunity t o e x p r e s s m y gratitude to the people who have helped me come this far. I am very grateful to my committee members. My advisor, Anthony K r o c h, has shaped my view of linguistics, and every page of this thesis reeects his innuence. His emphasis on independent thinking and high(More)
In our approach, each elementary structure is systematically associated with a lexical head. These structures specify extended domains of locality (as compared to a context-free grammar) over which constraints can be stated. These constraints either hold within the elementary structure itself or specify what other structures can be composed with a given(More)
  • 1