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Tree Wrapping for Role and Reference Grammar

  • Laura Kallmeyer
  • Rainer Osswald
  • Robert D. Van ValinJr.
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8036)

Abstract

We present a tree rewriting system that aims at formalizing the composition of syntactic templates in Role and Reference Grammar, a linguistic grammar developed mainly for typological analysis. Building on ideas from Tree Adjoining Grammar, we devise two basic operations for syntactic composition: (wrapping) substitution and sister adjunction. The first operation models plain argument insertion as well as the construction of long distance dependencies. The second operation implements adjunction to non-binary trees. We complement the definition of this tree rewriting system, called Tree Wrapping Grammar, by giving a CYK parser for grammars of this type.

Keywords

Anchor Node Derive Tree Elementary Tree Complement Clause Syntactic Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Kallmeyer
    • 1
  • Rainer Osswald
    • 1
  • Robert D. Van ValinJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Sonderforschungsbereich 991Heinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfGermany

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