Attributed Translation and the Semantics of Natural Language

@inproceedings{Pitt1990AttributedTA,
  title={Attributed Translation and the Semantics of Natural Language},
  author={Jeremy V. Pitt and Jim Cunningham},
  booktitle={WAGA},
  year={1990}
}
When Knuth introduced attribute grammars, he observed that although “oriented primarily towards programming languages, the same methods appear to be relevant also in the study of natural languages”. We demonstrate that his intuition is computationally justifiable, based on the algebraic equivalence of attribute grammars and Montague's theory of Universal Grammar. We discuss the relationship between attribute grammars, axiomatic theories and logic programming. We find that attribute grammars can… 
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