Learning Syntactic Constructions from Raw Corpora

  title={Learning Syntactic Constructions from Raw Corpora},
  author={Shimon Edelman and Zach Solan and David Horn and Eytan Ruppin},
Construction-based approaches to syntax (Croft, 2001; Goldberg, 2003) posit a lexicon populated by units of various sizes, as envisaged by (Langacker, 1987). Constructions may be specified completely, as in the case of simple morphemes or idioms such astake it to the bank, or partially, as in the expression what’s X doing Y?, whereX andY are slots that admit fillers of particular types (Kay and Fillmore, 1999). Constructions offer an intriguing alternative to traditional rule-based syntax by… CONTINUE READING


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