Unification of Disjunctive Feature Descriptions

@inproceedings{Eisele1988UnificationOD,
  title={Unification of Disjunctive Feature Descriptions},
  author={Andreas Eisele and Jochen D{\"o}rre},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={1988}
}
The paper describes a new implementation of feature structures containing disjunctive values, which can be characterized by the following main points: Local representation of embedded disjunctions, avoidance of expansion to disjunctive normal form and of repeated test-unifications for checking consistence. The method is based on a modification of Kasper and Rounds' calculus of feature descriptions and its correctness therefore is easy to see. It can handle cyclic structures and has been… CONTINUE READING
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