Word Ordering as a Graph Rewriting Process

  • Sylvain KahaneEmail author
  • François Lareau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9804)


This paper shows how the correspondence between a unordered dependency tree and a sentence that expresses it can be achieved by transforming the tree into a string where each linear precedence link corresponds to one specific syntactic relation. We propose a formal grammar with a distributed architecture that can be used for both synthesis and analysis. We argue for the introduction of a topological tree as an intermediate step between dependency syntax and word order.


Dependency grammar Linearization Syntax Polarized unification grammar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ModycoUniversité Paris Ouest NanterreNanterreFrance
  2. 2.OLSTUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada

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