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Hierarchy in Fluid Construction Grammars

  • Joachim De Beule
  • Luc Steels
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3698)

Abstract

This paper reports further progress into a computational implementation of a new formalism for construction grammar, known as Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG). We focus in particular on how hierarchy can be implemented. The paper analyses the requirements for a proper treatment of hierarchy in emergent grammar and then proposes a particular solution based on a new operator, called the J-operator. The J-operator constructs a new unit as a side effect of the matching process.

Keywords

Noun Phrase Syntactic Structure Target Structure Lexical Entry Semantic Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim De Beule
    • 1
  • Luc Steels
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Sony Computer Science LaboratoryParisFrance

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