Parsing for Semidirectional Lambek Grammar Is Np-complete

  • Jochen Dd Orre
  • Published 1996


We study the computational complexity of the parsing problem of a variant of Lambek Categorial Grammar that we call semidirectional. In semidirectional Lambek calculus SDL there is an additional non-directional abstraction rule allowing the formula abstracted over to appear anywhere in the premise sequent's left-hand side, thus permitting non-peripheral extraction. SDL grammars are able to generate each context-free language and more than that. We show that the parsing problem for semidirectional Lambek Grammar is NP-complete by a reduction of the 3-Partition problem.

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@inproceedings{Orre1996ParsingFS, title={Parsing for Semidirectional Lambek Grammar Is Np-complete}, author={Jochen Dd Orre}, year={1996} }