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Design Methods for Fluid Construction Grammar

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

Abstract

The paper sketches a methodology for designing and implementing complex lexicons and grammars using Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG). FCG emphasizes a functional viewpoint of language and decomposes grammatical systems based on their semantic domains and communicative functions. Rather than directly specifying all the components of a construction explicitly, which would lead to highly complex definitions, FCG uses abstractions in the form of templates that implement design patterns common across human languages.

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Design Pattern Semantic Categorization Syntactic Categorization Semantic Function John Benjamin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICREA-Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Sony Computer Science Laboratory ParisFrance

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