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Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar

A New Formalism for the Representation of Lexicons and Grammars

  • Luc Steels
  • New formalism for the representation of lexicons and grammars

  • Investigating language learning and language evolution

  • Robust language processing


Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7249)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 7249)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Loetzsch
      Pages 37-47
  3. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Kevin Stadler
      Pages 75-88
  4. Case Studies

  5. Formal Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
  6. Comparisons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Nancy Chang, Joachim De Beule, Vanessa Micelli
      Pages 259-288
    3. Liviu Ciortuz, Vlad Saveluc
      Pages 289-311
    4. Chrisantha Fernando
      Pages 312-330
  7. Back Matter

About this book


This state-of-the-art-survey documents the Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG), a new formalism for the representation of lexicons and grammars, which has been used in a wide range of case studies for different languages, both for studying specific grammatical phenomena and design patterns, as for investigating language learning and language evolution. The book focuses on the many complex computational issues that arise when writing challenging real world grammars and hence emphasises depth of analysis rather than broad scope. The volume contains 13 contributions organized in 5 parts from "Basic", and "Implementation", over "Case Studies", and "Formal Analysis", up to 3 papers presenting a "Conclusion".


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Steels
    • 1
  1. 1.ICREA - Institute for Evolutionary BiologyUniversitat Pompeu Fabra - CSICBarcelonaSpain

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